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David Beckham sanctions sensational transfer move for Man Utd star

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stance on joining Inter Miami has been revealed as David Beckham looks to bring the Manchester United attacker to the MLS.

Ronaldo was desperate to leave United last summer and is expected to renew his efforts to move during the January transfer window.

The Portugal international has started just one of United’s seven league matches this campaign and is reported to be ‘furious’ with Erik ten Hag, who is views as ‘stubborn’.

The issue surrounding Ronaldo’s future has always been a lack of offers, with clubs either priced out of a move or viewing him as past his best.

But Ronaldo has been offered hope of securing a January transfer with MLS club Inter Miami planning to make a sensational move.

Inter Miami, co-owned by former United and England winger Beckham, were linked with Ronaldo last summer and are now ready to revive their interest in the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The Sun claim Ronaldo would give ‘serious’ thought to a move to America, although that may be more due to his frustration at the Red Devils than his admiration for the MLS.

United manager Erik ten Hag has publicly insisted he will continue to rely on Ronaldo this season but the former Ajax boss has preferred the pace and energy of Rashford and Anthony Martial.

United are reluctant to lose Ronaldo, who was the club’s top goalscorer last campaign, but will likely sanction his exit in January if terms are acceptable.

Ronaldo’s former United team-mate Wayne Rooney discussed the Portuguese forward’s struggles this weekend.

‘The manager’s obviously gone a different way in terms of how they’re playing and been successful,’ said Rooney, who manages MLS side DC United.

‘Cristiano… him and Lionel Messi are two of the greatest players to ever play the game, but ultimately time catches up with us all. ‘He’s obviously not the player he was when he was 22 or 23, for instance. It’s a tough one for him.

‘Knowing him, it’ll be very difficult for him to sit on the bench… I’m sure if he stays patient, his chance will come and, again, it’s then obviously him taking those chances and trying to force his way back in.’

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