Ronaldo is open to leaving Old Trafford but United are adamant he won’t be sold and Erik ten Hag has repeatedly said he remains part of his plans.
Sheringham does not believe it would be the end of the world if Ronaldo was to leave Manchester United for a second time, however, and in fact says it would ‘open up a whole new corridor’ for Ten Hag.
‘I half saw it coming,’ Sheringham told the Daily Mail when asked about Ronaldo’s desire to leave the club.
‘People are saying Ten Hag should build his team around Ronaldo, but if he wants to go, he goes. That opens up a whole new corridor for United.
‘You could get two or three players in on that sort of wage and that is a lot of money they could spend each month.
‘Life goes on, he wants to go and play somewhere else so get players in that you know are going to be strong and stable throughout the season.
‘Ronaldo will have been watching what has been going on, he will feel the vibes from how it was in Fergie’s time and how the club is being run now and he’ll get the vibes that he does not like what is seeing going on at the moment.
‘If you stand still in football you fall and maybe Ronaldo sees the same. Where is that big signing coming from?
‘If I’m Ronaldo now I’m saying, “go on then United, excite me… what are you doing in the transfer market?”
‘Ronaldo has got maybe another year or two years left at the top level and he deserves to enjoy his football at the top of his game.’
Ronaldo, who turned 37 earlier this year, scored 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions last season but could not propel Manchester United to success.
Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, the Red Devils finished just sixth in the Premier League and suffered early exits in their domestic and European cup competitions.
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