Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo is in his Manchester United plans for the coming season.
United are ready to listen to offers for Ronaldo this summer. Sky Sports News understands, but the club’s public stance has remained that he is not for sale.
Ronaldo will not participate in United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to “personal problems”, Ten Hag said on Monday.
But the United boss added: “We’re planning this season with Ronaldo – that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
When asked if Ronaldo wants to leave, Ten Hag replied: “He has not told me this. I have read, but as I said, Cristiano is not for sale, he is in our plans and we want to achieve success together.”
“I spoke to him before this issue came up. I had a talk with him and had a really good conversation.”
The 37-year-old attacker returned to Old Trafford last summer after a shock from Juventus and has one season to go.
Sky Sports News It has been learned that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been selling the ‘Cristiano Effect’ in recent weeks to clubs who have put together a dossier on his client’s immense sponsorship, social media and ‘new markets’ influence.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is one of the executives listening to the pitch and considering a transfer, with the Blues also discussing a transfer for Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain.
Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Napoli are also engaged to Mendes.
The Ronaldo Dilemma: Was He To Blame?
Sky Sports Peter Smith:
Cristiano Ronaldo was named Premier League Player of the Month in April. He scored five goals in four games, including a hat-trick. But in that month, Manchester United won only one of their six games.
Ronaldo was also named in the Premier League Team of the Year. United ended the season with consecutive defeats to Brighton and Crystal Palace. Sixth and trophyless. It was their worst competitive performance in 32 years.
While his team struggled, Ronaldo – at 37 years old, let’s not forget – still found a way to make his mark.
The individual and the collective. That’s the Ronaldo dilemma.
Read the full feature here
Man Utd schedule: Ten Hag debut followed by Liverpool clash on Sky
Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game as Manchester United manager is live against Brighton at Old Trafford air sportson the opening Super Sunday of the 2022/23 season.
After meeting Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Sunday, August 7, live on air sports, United travel to Brentford the following Saturday before hosting rivals Liverpool in a blockbuster at the beginning of the season on Monday night footballAugust 22. Both games are also live on air sports†
United’s trip to the Etihad Stadium for the first Manchester derby of the season on October 1 begins a daunting month as Ten Hag’s side travel to Everton and Chelsea and host Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham.
The last game before the winter World Cup season hiatus will be against Fulham on the weekend of 12/13 November. United will then return to action on Boxing Day in Fulham.
2023 will be ushered in with a home game against the newly promoted Bournemouth. Premier League champions Manchester City are next at Old Trafford on January 14, the return trip to Anfield on March 4, as United finish their season at home against Fulham on May 28.
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