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Piers Morgan claims he expected Cristiano Ronaldo to depart Manchester United following conversations between the pair last week.

The Portuguese veteran stayed at home for the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia and there at the moment are doubts as as to whether he’ll play for United this season.

Now Morgan has told talkSPORT that on the premise of their recent chats, he expects Ronaldo to maneuver onto pastures latest.

“I even have had quite quite a lot of contact within the last week. I definitely think it’d be highly unlikely if Cristiano Ronaldo plays one other game for Manchester United,” Morgan told talkSPORT. “I just think mentally he’s moved on.

“I’m not going to say what we’ve said to one another but like I said from the beginning I don’t think Cristiano feels Manchester United share his ambitions. I believe he feels that the signings they’re making, the commitment they showed last season, where they finished up and an absence of Champions League football…

“When you’re him and coming towards the tip of your profession and you continue to wish to win major trophies you’ve got to make a calculation. Am I going to do it if I stay at United? I believe he feels the club structure from the highest down isn’t right. It’s not a mirrored image on the brand new manager [Erik ten Hag], he’s got quite a lot of respect for him, nevertheless it’s just an accurate reflection of where United are straight away.

“It’s for him to say what he feels but when you’re asking me then I don’t think he’s going to remain at Manchester United. I believe he could find yourself somewhere quite surprising.”

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