Ten Hag: Ronaldo didn’t tell me he will leave

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Erik Ten Hag has played down the stroies of wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo as he insists the team needs to react to last week defeat at Old Trafford.

There have been speculations about the future of Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club but Erik Ten Hag has played down the speculation.

There were reports that the former Juventus player wants to leave the club because of lack of Champions League game.

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has now stated that the stories are just the assumption of the media and its different from what Ronaldo told him.

”That’s your assumption. That is not what he is telling me.” When asked on managing Ronaldo that doesn’t want to be in the club.

“In every press conference, we confirmed he is in our plans. So we planned with him and also around him.”

”I deal with the players we have, and we planned with him for this season”, Ten Hag added. “We are happy with him, and now we have to fit him into the team. So he has to come to the right fitness levels so that he can do the job that we expect him to do.”

Earlier this week, the club was linked to former West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic but it was a bad option in the sight of the fans.

Speaking about the rumour Ten Hag stated that: ”Also an assumption, but I cannot speak about players who are under contract. When we have news, we bring it, like we did with Christian Eriksen, with Tyrell Malacia, with Lisandro Martinez. Then we will announce it.”

“There are developments on the transfer market. But still we have to get the players in who can contribute, and not get players in who cannot do it. Then we have to do it with the squad we have, and then we have to improve the team.” Ten Hag added.

Manchester United will travel to Brentford later today following their poor performance and result at Old Trafford last week against Brighton.

When asked by a journalist if there has been any panic within the club this week, he replied: “When Manchester United is not performing, not winning, that is normal [to panic]. I would be more [worried] if there wasn’t a panic! Because we have to win – that is the demand.

“But still, I would say ‘panic’ is not the right word. It’s more like: come on, we have to act.”

 

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