Manchester United manager ends debate over Ronaldo’s future

Manchester United manager Eric Ten Hag confirmed on Monday that his star player Cristiano Ronaldo is “not for sale”, amid speculation that the Portuguese star will leave the club following his absence from the Red Devils tour in Thailand.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner with his teammates, did not travel to Thailand last Friday due to “family issues”, according to his club, but the English press has been talking about his desire to move for weeks now. this summer.

Press reports pointed to the desire of the 37-year-old striker, whose contract with United expires in 2023, to leave the club absent from the Champions League next season after a disappointing sixth-place season in the local league. place.

But Ten Hag denied all these rumors, saying that “Cristiano is not for sale, this is part of our plans. I’m preparing with him for next season.”

“I spoke with Cristiano before it came to this issue (his departure),” Ten Hag explained. “We had a very good discussion.”

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Manchester United will play Liverpool in the first friendly match for United in preparation for the start of the new season.

Source: agencies

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