Ten Hag lapidary on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future
“That’s all I have to say on this subject.”
As if a nightmarish start to the season – zero points with one n goal scored and six conceded in the first two Premier League matches – were not enough, Manchester United is still grappling with the Cristiano Ronaldo torment. The Portuguese, though never on the record, has made no secret that he wants to look for another accommodation. The British club’s ‘gilded prison,’ as the English tabloids now call it, seems to be tight on the Lusitanian phenomenon. Market offers, however, are latent (at least those that the Red Devils like),and the Portuguese is forced to continue an adventure that no longer seems to stimulate him.
Speaking of the persistent rumors of his imminent farewell, United’s controversial coach Erik ten Hag, himself in the balance after his shock start, clarified in the press conference held on the eve of the match with historical rivals Liverpool.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is in our plans, I’ve said it and I repeat it, and that’s all I have to say on this subject. I don’t know why we focus only on him, however, that’s how it is and I take note of it,” the Dutch coach said, stymied, answering the inevitable questions from the journalists present on the issue.