Of United’s forwards, only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more, while Bruno Fernandes is the only Red Devils star with more assists this term. Ronaldo has struck 21 times across all competitions but reportedly faces an uncertain future with Ten Hag understood to be unsure if the icon’s ability to play in his system.
ESPN claimed earlier this month that one of Ten Hag’s first tasks will be to sanction the departure of fans’ favourite Ronaldo. The 37-year-old has been productive this season, although most of his goals came under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ronaldo had scored just six goals for Rangnick before Saturday’s hat-trick against Norwich. He could depart in the summer, with Ten Hag preferring an energetic, high-pressing playing style that Ronaldo might struggle to fit into.