Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag refused to comment on the Cristiano Ronaldo situation as the team arrived in Melbourne for the remaining part of their preseason tour. After missing out on the first part of their pre-season tour, Ronaldo was once again absent from the traveling party in the midst of his future at the club.
“We made a statement and nothing has changed. We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is in our plans and we want success together,” Erik ten Hag said about Cristiano Ronaldo. “He’s not with us and it’s due to personal issues. I spoke with him before this issue came up. I had a conversation with him and I had a good talk. That is between Cristiano and me. What I can confirm is we had a really good conversation together. I didn’t speak to him after (the news).”
“I think Manchester United has a huge potential, and really good players,” he added. “We have experienced players, but also a lot of young guys, young boys, who have a lot of potentials. Now it’s to get the potential out and therefore we have to work really hard. Man Utd is famous for it. Marcus Rashford is one, eh? It’s a symbol of the academy of Manchester United and there will be more talents coming after.”