“You can’t have a bad apple” – Erik ten Hag told to sell this Manchester United star

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United
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Former Premier League midfielder Craig Burley has urged Manchester United to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last August and he was supposed to help United mount a title challenge – but despite 24 goals in all competitions – the club collapsed to a sixth-place finish.

The Portuguese forward has now asked to leave Manchester United this summer as he reportedly don’t want to play Europa League football next season.

Ronaldo is still considered one of the best players in the world and has asked United to consider offers for him this summer as he looks to leave.

However, Burley believes Manchester United should sell the 37 year old forward this summer.

“[Apparently] there will be a few tears shed in the Manchester United dressing room if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves… Really?” Burnley told ESPN FC.

“Trust me, the only tears shed will be from fans at the fact that half of these wannabees are at the club.

“The fact that he allegedly was a bit divisive last year on arrival at the club, I think that’s merely down to the fact that the standards were awful. I can understand that frustration.

“I think Manchester United have to get him out. He’s not the future. You can’t have a bad apple, a divisive player and one that doesn’t want to be there.

“You have new management, trying to build some new foundations. You can’t have that player. They’re going to have to find a way to get him out.

“The biggest mistake he made was walking into the club 12 months ago thinking they were moving forward.”