While the whole internet is buzzing about Cristiano Ronaldo’s next stop, the Manchester United manager drops a bomb.
According to a report by TOI, Erik Ten Hag has clarified that Ronaldo is “not for sale.” This statement comes right before Manchester United and Liverpool clash in a pre-season friendly.
Ten Hag insists Ronaldo will stay
Ronaldo has allegedly skipped the first-team training with his Premier League side. Although many sources have claimed that the Portuguese striker was involved in some family matter. But the internet believes otherwise and thinks Ronaldo wants out at all costs.
If anything, reports are suggesting that Ronaldo is set to join the London rival club, Chelsea.
That is when Erik Ten hag drops a big statement. In a press conference gathered in Bangkok, where United is to take on Liverpool, Ten Hag made the exclusive statement.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season, and that’s it, and I’m looking forward to working with him,” the Dutchman said. “I have read it, but what I say is Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale. He is in our plans, and we want success together.”
Ten Hag also ensured that he had had a conversation with Ronaldo regarding the same. But he refused to let on the media into the conversation. Claiming it was something between him and Ronaldo.
Ronaldo to leave Manchester United
For the last week or so, the internet has been buzzing about Ronaldo’s departure from United. It is alleged that the team’s poor performance in the previous season is the main reason behind it.
United bought Ronaldo last season for a two-year deal. For most of the season, they looked alright. Until they messed everything up towards the end. They finished in the fourth spot, failing to qualify for Champions League. A tournament Cristiano Ronaldo has not missed in the past two decades.
As a result, he wants a way out of United and to play for a team that will compete in the Champions League.
The question is, will the United management let him go? Or will the world’s best player stay to help Red Devils reach their previous glories in football?