While Cristiano Ronaldo would already like to leave Manchester United, especially to play in the Champions League this season, Erik ten Hag has put things straight about the situation of the Portuguese.
This is what has upset Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years). For several days, it is the total effervescence in Manchester United. And for good reason: the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would have decided to slam the door this summer, only one year after his great return to Old Trafford from Juventus. A choice that would be motivated by the fact that the Red Devils will only compete in the Europa League during the 2022-2023 season.
Despite his 37 years, the Portuguese striker still has great ambitions for the end of his career. Not to play in the Champions League, a competition in which he is by the way the best scorer in history, seems unimaginable in his eyes. But CR7 remains under contract until June 2023 with Man United. The Mancunian management does not intend to let go of one of the best players in the history of soccer so easily, and clearly does not hear it that way.
Ten Hag very firm on the future of CR7
If Manchester United intensifies, internally, the pressure on the shoulders of Cristiano Ronaldo, and that a deadline would have been imposed on him, the club had never spoken officially on this subject. It is now done, through the voice of the manager of the Red Devils, Erik ten Hag. “No, we plan the coming season with Cristiano Ronaldo and that’s how it is, I look forward to working with him. He would like to leave? He did not tell me. I read it but as I tell you, Ronaldo is not for sale, he is part of our plans and we want to win together, “said the new coach of MU on Monday, in a press conference before the friendly against Liverpool on Tuesday in Bangkok.
“I spoke with him before this problem arose. I had a conversation with him and it was good. This is between Cristiano and me, but I can assure you that we had a very good discussion together,” the Dutch coach finally hammered to end the debate in front of journalists. A real clarification from Erik ten Hag, which says a lot about the desire of the Red Devils to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, author of 24 goals in 38 games in all competitions last year. It remains to be seen who will have the last word in this story.