ERIK TEN HAG hopes that the future of Cristiano Ronaldo's Manchester United will be resolved quickly before it becomes a full-fledged story.
However, despite interest fromChelsea, United is determined not to leave him for his Premier League rivals.
Ronaldo, 37, missed training on Tuesday's second day because of "family reasons".
Unitedaccepted the explanation and promised to give him all the time he needed.
Ronaldo's representative has made it clear that he will leave Old Trafford this summer to join theChampions League club.
And United stays in the dark as to whether he will fly back or fly for a pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia on Friday afternoon.
Red Devils continues to claim that the legendary star isn't for sale and expects to keep an eye on the last 12 months of the deal.
However,Tenhugis concerned that the noise surrounding Ronaldo will affect the preparation for the new season. All the other players are back.
United opened the first breakthrough in the transfer window yesterday when it won a £ 12.9m full-back Tyrell Malacia.
He is likely to be followed soon by, midfielder Christian Eriksen, but also Frenkie de Jong, Lisandro Martinez and Antony.
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But doubts about Ronaldo's future are new arrivals There is a risk of obscuring it.
Ten Hag was planning on how to get the most out of his veteran in the coming season and was looking forward to working with him.
However, he knows that if Ronaldo, who scored 24 times last season, manages to escape, they will run short in the scoring division.
And the options to replace him are already limited-previous targetsErlingHaalandandDarwinNunezare heading to the prem with their rival clubs.
This means rethinking how to spend this summer's budget or giving Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial more opportunities.
Bayern Munich could take action if Robert Lewandowski wants to leave, but Naples and Barcelona are also interested.
The Bavarian legend Lotus Mateus states:
"Bayern thinks Ronaldo can still physically help for a year or two and invest the transfer money generated for Lewandowski more or less in the same way. If so, I think about it.
"He is one of the greatest strikers of all time and will certainly score about 30 goals."