Erik ten Hag provides update on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer situation

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reiterated that he still intends to keep Cristiano Ronaldo with the team for the coming season. The Dutchman has reportedly included Ronaldo in his game plan for the next few years.

In order to continue playing in the Champions League at this stage of his career, the 37-year-old has informed the Red Devils that he wants to leave this summer. Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain were believed to be in the running to sign him.

However, they would all have decided against it in today’s market.

Due to a private matter, Ronaldo did not travel with the Man United squad on their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The veteran striker will be part of Ten Hag’s squad for the 2022-23 season, and he has also said he could continue at the club until June 2024. Atletico Madrid are the most recent club to be aggressively associated with the Portugal international.

“I’m well informed that he also has an option (to extend his contract), eh? Yes (he could stay beyond this season), but to be honest, of course I signed here for three years , but in football it’s short-term too. We have to win from the start. So I don’t look that far ahead,”

The Manchester Evening News quotes Ten Hag as saying.

“I have a strategy, it’s a process, it takes time, but in the end we have to make sure from the start that there is a winning team.”

Although there was “no change” on the matter, Ten Hag admitted he was unsure when Ronaldo would return to the club’s training facility in Carrington.

“The same status as last week in Bangkok: no change. I can’t tell you (when he will be back at Carrington). No change in the issue. He is training. I think we all know that Ronaldo is a top professional and being fit is the last concern I have,” he added.

“In his career he has shown everything. I have fixed my request. We want to play in a certain way. A top player can contribute and Ronaldo is an absolute top player in our team. Players dictate your way of playing. Especially players who score goals because they are extremely important for a team. You build your team around them.”

Although there was “no change” on the matter, Ten Hag admitted he was unsure when Ronaldo would return to the club’s training facility in Carrington.

In 37 club games last season, Ronaldo, who denied being in negotiations to return to Sporting Lisbon, scored 24 goals and registered three assists.

But after ten Hag’s comments, it is quite clear that Mr. no. The world number 7 and former Real Madrid striker will stay at Old Trafford for at least this season.

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