Manchester United expect Cristiano Ronaldo to play for them next season
Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, and Manchester United are expected to stay at Old Trafford, although reports suggest the Portuguese star was linked with a sensational move to Chelsea.
United's failure to qualify for the Champions League and a lack of signing this summer have led to reports that Ronaldo may want to leave due to the pre-season start on Monday, with new manager Eric of 12 to 15 players. Ten Haig is expected to report for the first training session.His agent Jorge Mendes met with new Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehli last week and mentioned Ronaldo during the meeting, but Ten Haag has confirmed Ronaldo is part of his plans.
Ronaldo returned to United last summer, 12 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid, scoring 24 goals in 38 games to finish as the club's top scorer in all competitions.
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For me, the most important thing is to try to win games and some championships or some cups, but I believe Manchester will be where they are. As I said, sometimes it takes time, but I still believe it.
Eric ten Haag says Cristiano Ronaldo can continue to provide goals for the team. He describes Harry Maguire as a 'great player in his first news conference as Manchester United's new manager.
When asked whether Ronaldo fits into his project, Ten Haag said: "Absolutely."
Asked whether he is looking for leadership from Ronaldo, he said: "I'll talk to Ronaldo first before I talk to you."
Ronaldo had welcomed Ten Haig's arrival, insisting the Dutchman could secure more silverware for the club.