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Speaking to Genting Casino, Jaap Stam called for clarity on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.

“Well, you don’t want to have too much confusion within the team straight away, especially when you start as a new manager,” he said.

“You are working with one of the best players in the world. He is doing very well, last season scoring a lot of goals.

“I was hoping Ronaldo would stay because I think he could be very important for the club.

“I think Ronaldo is still one of the best players at United. Even when he’s not scoring, he’s still paying attention to the opponent and they still have to give him a lot of attention, which creates opportunities and space for other players.

“I guess ten Hag told him about the new season. I don’t know exactly what happened, but it looks like Ronaldo wants to move on and play somewhere else next season, which I think is a shame.

“If the player has said he wants to leave, even if it’s very difficult for the manager and for the club and especially for the fans, then the situation doesn’t need to drag on for so long.

“United have to make a decision as a club and find a way to deal with his departure. The manager must build his team and understand who he will be working with.

“United don’t want to be in a situation where they’ve used other players up front, and those players who have played are all of a sudden dropped because Ronaldo hasn’t been successful and he has to play. “