Manchester United star player, Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club this summer if interim manager, Ralf Rangnick remains as the Red Devils’ manager.
This statement was made by the former Manchester United star, Paul Ince in an interview.
He spoke about Ronaldo’s future at Man United, Ince claimed that the Portugal captain could stay at the club, only if the current Paris Saint-Germain head coach, Mauricio Pochettino takes over from Ralf Rangnick as the next manager.
“Whether he stays next year, I don’t know. It depends on who comes in at the end of the season. If Rangnick stays, I think you will see Cristiano Ronaldo going,” Ince told SunSport.
“If Mauricio Pochettino comes in, he might stay. But he has to play, you can’t be paying someone half a million pounds a week to sit on the bench against Burnley when you need three points.
“If he is not playing, I can’t see him being here next season,” he added.
The former Tottenham Hotspur coach, Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily linked with a move to Man United to replace Rangnick at the end of the season.
The 49-year-old has a contract to run with PSG until June 2023, but has occasionally cut a frustrated figure at the Ligue 1 leaders. Pochettino’s management style relies on a collective effort, but the French club are known for their reliance on individuals, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all vying for centre stage.
There were reports that United has tempted to lure Pochettino to Manchester before appointing Rangnick in late November, with PSG apparently open to allowing him leave for the right price.