Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag has refused to confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with the team this season, after the news of his departure attempts.
The Portuguese star seeks to leave Old Trafford in the current transfer market in the search for participation with a team that plays in the Champions League.
The Dutch coach was, of course, asked about the position of the Don, but he could not confirm what would happen, and it is clear that the final decision in that matter has not yet been made.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 27, 2022
Where Ronaldo participated only once since the beginning of the season in the starting lineup of the Red Devils, when United lost 4-0 from Brentford.
He came on as a substitute in today’s meeting with Southampton and it appears that he is not among the Dutch coach’s main plans for this season.
And therefore Ten Hag was asked about Ronaldo’s final position and whether he would stay at United, and about this matter, the Dutchman said: “I can’t say that, we plan with him and stick to the plan.”
He also made clear that the United transfer market was not over yet, with Ten Hag confirming that if there was a deal he had to do in order to get a “good player”, United would “hit”.
He added: “If there is a good player, we will strike because we always want to strengthen the team. We will be on alert until the last second of the transfer window.”
It is worth noting that Manchester United are preparing to face Leicester City next Thursday in a match in the fifth round of the English Premier League.