Manchester United report: Cristiano Ronaldo replacement lined up after shock exit request

Manchester United are already preparing for life after Cristiano Ronaldo, say reports, after the Portuguese striker submitted a stunning transfer request on Saturday.

A report revealed that the 37-year-old has asked to be allowed to leave (opens in new tab) if an acceptable offer comes in.

He wants to play Champions League football next season, believing he still has another “three or four years” left at the top level.

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According to the Sunday Mirror (opens in new tab), United boss Erik ten Hag will act quickly by encouraging the Old Trafford hierarchy to bring in Ajax winger Antony as Ronaldo’s replacement.

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