Man United will make a “big” decision over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future imminently.
That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about eh attacker’s future.
Ronaldo returned to the starting XI as Man United lost 4-0 to Brentford on Saturday (13 August).
As per WhoScored, the striker had six shots in the game but only two of those were on target.
Kenny insists the club must decide what they are going to do with Ronaldo as transfer deadline day approaches.
“After the Brighton game, you feel like you have to play Ronaldo,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“That being said, he hasn’t had a full pre-season. His future is up in the air, I saw he has been leaving games early, it’s not looking good.
“It’s a difficult one for Ten Hag. He won’t want to play Ronaldo because of his behaviour this summer but you have to play him because of how bad they have been.
“We don’t know what is going on with his future, do clubs even want to sign him? It’s not like they are queueing up, is it?
“The club needs changes, we know this. Would it be better for Ronaldo to leave? It’s a hard one. He guarantees you goals.
“But he is also a negative influence. Someone at the club needs to make a big decision here and they need to do it ASAP, before the window closes.”
Man United are next in action against Liverpool on Monday (22 August).
They remain rock bottom of the Premier League.