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Erik ten Hag ‘needs Cristiano Ronaldo to keep’ at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag ‘needs Cristiano Ronaldo to STAY at Manchester United’ amid doubts over the Portuguese star’s future at Old Trafford… with incoming boss ‘believing it will be silly’ to let the 37-year-old celebrity depart

  • Erik ten Hag’s appointment fulled hypothesis over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future
  • Ronaldo has shone in an in any other case dismal marketing campaign for United this season
  • The 37-year-old has a year left on his contract after rejoining the membership final year
  • Ten Hag is about to oversee a rebuild at Old Trafford when he takes the reins 

Erik ten Hag reportedly needs to preserve veteran star Cristiano Ronaldo when he takes over as Manchester United supervisor in the summertime.

Ten Hag’s appointment at Old Trafford has fuelled hypothesis over the way forward for Ronaldo, who’s below contract till June 2023 after making a sensational return to the membership final year.

United might be within the market for a striker within the switch window as a part of their rebuild below Ten Hag however the Dutchman is eager for the 37-year-old to keep at the membership, according to the Telegraph.

Cristiano Ronaldo's future at United has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at United has been the topic of hypothesis in current weeks 

Incoming United boss Erik ten Hag has reportedly decided on Ronaldo’s future

The newspaper reported Ten Hag believes it will not make sense to let Ronaldo, United’s top-scorer this season with 24 objectives in 37 appearances in all competitions, comply with a number of different gamers out of the exit door.

He is probably going to be one of many first senior gamers Ten Hag speaks to as soon as he has taken the reins at Old Trafford.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who turns 38 in February, insisted he didn’t say ‘I’m not completed’ throughout his lap of honour after Manchester United’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday evening – regardless of showing to give a defiant message over his future. 

Ronaldo scored a penalty in United's final home game of the season on Monday night

Ronaldo scored a penalty in United’s closing dwelling sport of the season on Monday evening

The Portuguese star rejected claims he had said 'I'm not finished' after the Brentford win

The Portuguese star rejected claims he had stated ‘I’m not completed’ after the Brentford win

The choice to carry Ronaldo again to the membership has divided followers and pundits. He has left some infuriated over his temperament and angle – storming off the pitch after some defeats and just lately slapping a cell phone out of a younger fan’s hand.

But on the pitch his high quality has largely completed the speaking. He dragged United via the group phases of the Champions League and has scored two hat-tricks this year – in victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich. 

It had been claimed that Ronaldo is unsure in regards to the position he may play within the deliberate revolution at United, who’ve gone 5 years with out a trophy and are set to miss out on qualification for the Champions League.

Ronaldo has been a mainstay of the aspect below interim boss Ralf Rangnick, however Ten Hag is believed to be planning for a future constructed on excessive vitality and youth – which can restrict his enjoying time.

United have endured a dismal season on the pitch despite Ronaldo's performances

United have endured a dismal season on the pitch regardless of Ronaldo’s performances 

Bringing in one other attacker in the summertime may additionally have an effect on Ronaldo subsequent season, whereas it had been thought the failure to safe a spot in Europe’s prime membership competitors may lead to the Portuguese deciding to depart the membership.  

Ronaldo had hoped to problem for trophies with United after resigning for the Red Devils in a shock transfer final summer time.

But that has not materialised as United have endured an abysmal marketing campaign, which has included heavy defeats at the arms of Manchester City and Liverpool and early exits from cup competitions.

Ronaldo has additionally been the topic of rumoured curiosity from Real Madrid, who purchased him from United for a then world document payment of £80million in 2009.

A bunch of United gamers are anticipated to depart at the tip of the season, together with Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard, whereas there are doubts over the futures of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata, who’re out of contract in June, have confirmed they’re leaving.

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