Brandon Williams, who came off the bench, may leave on loan – having done well enough during a temporary spell with Norwich City last season.
And Axel Tuanzebe is another player who could depart, with the centre-back plagued by injuries over the past 12 months.
Whether United sign a replacement for Ronaldo in the New Year remains to be seen, especially given the limitations on their transfer budget.
But Ten Hag confirmed earlier in the month that United were hoping to reinforce their attack, saying: “Yes [we want to replace him], but only when we find the right player.
“We will do everything in our power. We are doing research at every opportunity and we will do everything we can (to sign them) if that opportunity is there.”
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