Manchester United have been urged by Simon Jordan to tear up Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract as he will leave next summer anyway.
Meanwhile, England legend Stuart Pearce believes the Red Devils should drop the 37-year-old in January after his recent falling out with Erik ten Hag.
After refusing to come off the bench in last week’s 2-0 win over Tottenham, Ronaldo headed for the tunnel before the full-time whistle.
Leaked footage appears to show the moment the Portugal international decided not to come as he was seen wagging his finger at Ten Hag on the bench.
His early exit led to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner being dropped by United for the 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Saturday.
He arrived at United’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday ahead of talks with Ten Hag over his possible return to action.
The former Real Madrid striker could be called up to the squad for the club’s Europa League clash against Sheriff on Thursday.
Ten Hag has insisted he expects Ronaldo to remain a United player until the end of the season.
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But talkSPORT’s Jordan thinks that United should terminate his contract.
Speaking on The White and Jordan Show, he said: “I would absolutely – in terms of seriousness – consider tearing up his contract if he continued in the same vein.
“Because they paid what, £15m/£16m for him, right? So he has two years on his contract, which remains on their balance sheet at around £4m/£5m, it’s a non-decision.
“If he wants to go and the problems are still there, and it’s not a circle that you could square, what is the aggregation value?
“Some would say the stock price could depreciate, I don’t think so. Some might say they could lose shirt sales, I’m not sure.
“I think the bottom line is that if these were the same issues we are having now, as we are led to believe, it is an exercise in futility.
“What’s the point? If your team is doing well, United are on the upswing and the situation between Ronaldo and the club and the manager continues, it’s an exercise in futility as I just said.
“For a capital value of £5m on your balance sheet when you’re turning over £500m and your manager’s aggregation value is probably over £5m, what good would that do? “
He added: “It’s not a long-term game, he’s going to go at the end of the season.
“So what would be the point of holding him back for another four months so that we can listen to the headlines from the growing newspapers about the uproar at Manchester United.
“I would absolutely tear up what’s left of his contract, because it’s worth nothing! You’re not going to sell it for anything, are you? »
Pearce is also of the opinion United and Ronaldo should part ways as he insisted the player should have been allowed to leave in the summer.
He said on talkSPORT: “When I was asked this summer about Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United beyond this summer, I said I thought a new manager would arrive, a senior pro like Ronaldo, I thought it would be better for the two parties to part ways.
“I thought Ronaldo had to go somewhere where he’s guaranteed to start.
“What I admire him for is that he wants to play every game and it hurts him to sit on the bench, even at his age, he’s an ultimate professional in that regard.
“But obviously he doesn’t have enough playing time and the frustration of both… I think we all know now that the best path for both of them would be separation in January.
“It probably happened six months too late, I think.”
Napoli have been linked with a move for the former Juventus marksman, although Ally McCoist cannot understand why they would be keen.
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