The German took over as interim manager of the Red Devils in December, replacing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season following the Norwegian’s sacking.
Despite a stable start, Rangnick’s leadership role quickly dissipated and there were widespread reports of squad discontent.
Ronaldo’s future has been the subject of much speculation since news that Erik ten Hag will take charge at Old Trafford as the 37-year-old does not ideally fit the Dutchman’s preferred playing style.
However, Ten Hag has suggested keeping Ronaldo and the veteran is happy to remain in the Theater of Dreams.
But things could have turned out very differently for the Real Madrid legend had United opted to stay at Rangnick.
Although the German’s tenure didn’t go according to plan, United considered keeping him if they failed to win either Ten Hag or Mauricio Pochettino.
Had that been the case, ESPN claimed Ronaldo would have left and he told United’s board of directors as much back as last January.
Ronaldo was unimpressed by Rangnick and felt undermined by comments he had made to the media, with the German questioning the work rate of United’s attacking players.
The 37-year-old was also unenthusiastic about Rangnick’s backroom staff, feeling they didn’t have the quality needed to put the club back on top.
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