Manchester United have denied reports they were looking at terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract over his attitude.
The 13-time Premier League champions insisted reports that the 37-year-old may be asked to leave are false.
Ronaldo is one professional footballer who can hardly hide his emotions especially when he is on the losing side.
And during their 4-0 defeat to Brentford on Saturday, his frustrations were evident at Manchester United’s performance.
He walked off down the tunnel without acknowledging the fans who had made the trip to West London, despite the assistant coach, Steve McClaren’s pleas.
Sky Sports had reported that the Red Devils’ hierarchy had decided that if there is no improvement in the Portuguese’s attitude then they may have no option but to terminate his contract.
But Manchester Evening News reports that the club have now refuted this.
The 37-year-old has one year left on his deal at Old Trafford, and releasing him would grant him what he wants.