Cristiano Ronaldo is considering his future at Manchester United while he waits to discover who the next permanent manager will be.
Ronaldo has a contract until 2023 – but could leave United this summer if he doesn't agree with the managerial appointment.
And the revelation will pile huge pressure on new chief executive officer Richard Arnold to get the decision right.
Ralf Rangnick took charge on an interim basis at the end of November and is expected to take up the role of 'Senior Football Advisor' at Old Trafford on a two year deal ahead of next season.
Arnold, who will replace outgoing executive vice chairman Ed Woodward when he stands down on February 1, will now lead the club's search for the next full time boss.
Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers are all under consideration as Arnold looks to appoint someone capable of returning United to the top of English football once again.