Manchester United remain adamant that Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave before the transfer deadline despite growing concerns within the club that his desire to move is becoming a negative influence in the dressing room, sources have told ESPN.

United dismissed reports on Sunday they are considering cancelling Ronaldo's contract to allow the 37-year-old to join another club for free.

But there is an increasing feeling from some within the club that United should be open to letting him move, even if it means leaving the squad short of strikers.

Sources have told ESPN that Ronaldo has trained well since returning to the squad but has not hidden his keenness for a move during his interactions around Carrington, United's training ground.

It has raised concerns about whether he is committed to the cause at a time when Erik ten Hag's team are facing a battle to stabilise their season after back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Brentford.