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Erik ten Hag's warning to Cristiano Ronaldo in press conference

By Harry Smith

Erik ten Hag's warning to Cristiano Ronaldo in press conference

The Dutch manager believes that he has to adapt to his game style

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It has been a complicated summer for Erik ten Hag since he arrived on a team that had just finished sixth in the Premier League last season and missed out on the Champions League. For that reason, Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear that he wanted to leave during the transfer window in order to find a club that would play in that competition.

One of the things that made Erik ten Hag furious was the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo skipped the entire pre-season tour with the team while he was looking for a new club alongside his agent Jorge Mendes. Unfortunately for him, no team made an offer for him and he was forced to stay at Manchester United for the rest of the year.

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This hasn’t been forgotten by the new manager who hasn’t included him in the starting XI in five out of the six fixtures so far this season as a way of punishment for his actions throughout the summer. The Portuguese striker doesn’t look very happy while sitting on the bench and could cause trouble in the dressing room.

For that reason, the manager has been questioned a lot on why CR7 isn’t playing with him, to which he answered in a press conference that he still needs to regain fitness because he missed pre-season, but he also thinks that he has to adapt to his system in order to get back in the team.

Message received

After those words from Erik ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo is looking more motivated than ever as he proved in today’s match against Arsenal. While sitting on the bench, he celebrated the goal scored by Antony, and when he was subbed in, he tried his best to help the team retain the ball and he almost scored. He is trying very hard to earn the manager’s trust and won’t stop until he gets it.


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