Erik ten Hag’s coaching staff, and players within the Manchester United squad, are growing increasingly frustrated with the conduct of Cristiano Ronaldo as his future threatens to plunge the club even further into crisis.
Senior figures have questioned whether it is worth keeping Ronaldo given that he has told executives that he wants to leave.
The 37-year-old’s recent behaviour has caused concern among staff.
Ronaldo’s demeanour is said to be worsening the atmosphere at the club’s Carrington training ground, with one source describing the Portugal forward as “a walking bad mood”.
The striker has a year left on a lucrative contract, meaning that United could face a significant financial hit to get him off the books. The club’s owners, the Glazer family, may be reluctant