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Erik ten Hag confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Manchester United

The 52-year-old Dutch manager said that he has always counted with him staying

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Manchester United's manager guaranteed that Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t going anywhere this summer during yesterday’s press conference ahead of the club’s next Premier League fixture tonight away at Leicester City. Erik ten Hag was questioned about the future of the Portuguese striker since the transfer window will be closing tonight.

First, he was asked if the new signings could signal to Cristiano Ronaldo that if he stays, there is an ambition to get the club back on top, he answered: “From the start, we said we’d plan with him so that is our vision, it’s not my vision. I think we are happy with him, he’s happy to be here and we want to make this season a success together”.

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The Dutch manager also confirmed that he has talked with Cristiano Ronaldo several times about his situation and that they are both on the same page. When he was questioned if the 37-year-old striker was happy to stay, Erik ten Hag said that if he wasn't happy, he would have already left: “Otherwise he wasn’t here”.

When asked how he sees Ronaldo fitting into his team after he has only started in one game this season, he said: “The way of play sets the demands. You can see in training it’s clear that he has the capabilities. So he will fit in because he’s, I don’t have to explain, a great player. He has great capabilities, so he will fit in every single system or in every style”.

A great leader

With Erik ten Hag confirming that Cristiano Ronaldo will stay this season at Manchester United, the squad looks stronger than last year after all the new signings made this transfer window. Portugal’s national team captain will be playing the UEFA Europa League for the first time in his career, and hopefully, can guide the team to winning the trophy, since he is a natural winner.


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