Ten Hag is in limbo over the funds available to him to recruit a Ronaldo replacement in January, with the Glazers’ intention to cash in on United already raining doubt over whether they can afford a marquee buy.
And the club’s latest financial report revealed damning figures featuring shocking losses and rising debt.
United are expected to delve into the loan market to find a cheap solution to the hole Ronaldo will leave after his November release, but they are crying out for a long-term option to boost Ten Hag’s ranks.
The Dutchman will hope new investment is made available next summer amid a rocky start to his reign among the club’s hierarchy.
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