Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has no longer ruled out a departure for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is willing to change, but at the same time emphasized again that they would like to keep the 37-year-old.
“I can’t say that,” said ten Hag after the 1-0 win at FC Southampton when asked by a report whether this could have been Ronaldo’s last game for the Red Devils. “We plan with him.”
Like last time in the 2-1 win against Liverpool, CR7 only came on from the bench, but ten Hag would like to keep the Portuguese. “We’re sticking to the plan. We want him to stay. That’s what I want,” he explained.
Cristiano Ronaldo receives numerous cancellations
Since the start of the transfer window, Ronaldo has made it clear that he wants to leave Manchester United as he wants to play in the Champions League. He arrived late in the club’s pre-season, starting just one of their first four Premier League games.
Ronaldo was therefore associated with several top European clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Chelsea FC, Marseille or Napoli, but also received numerous cancellations – including from Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern.