Erik ten Hag says Cristiano Ronaldo is in his Manchester United plans for the season forward.
United are keen to hearken to provides for Ronaldo this summer season, Sky Sports activities Information understands, however the membership’s public stance has remained that he’s not on the market.
Ronaldo won’t be a part of United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia on account of “private points”, Ten Hag mentioned on Monday.
However the United boss added: “We’re planning with Ronaldo for this season – that is it. I am trying ahead to working with him.”
Requested if Ronaldo desires to go away, Ten Hag replied: “He hasn’t instructed me this. I’ve learn, however as I say, Cristiano is just not on the market, he is in our plans and we wish to get success collectively.
“I spoke with him earlier than this subject got here up. I had a dialog him and had an actual good speak.”
The 37-year-old ahead returned to Previous Trafford final summer season in a shock swap from Juventus and nonetheless has a season remaining on his deal.
Sky Sports activities Information has been instructed that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has spent the previous few weeks promoting the ‘Cristiano impact’ to golf equipment having compiled a file of his shopper’s immense sponsorship, social media and ‘new markets’ affect.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is among the many executives to hearken to the pitch and is contemplating a transfer, with the Blues having additionally mentioned a transfer for Paris Saint-Germain ahead Neymar. Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Napoli have additionally been engaged with Mendes.
Ten Hag: United looking for midfielders and forwards
Ten Hag additionally confirmed United have been nonetheless trying to do enterprise within the switch market with midfielders and forwards high of the checklist.
Sky Sports activities Information was instructed final week that Man United and Barcelona have a “broad settlement” on a payment – believed to be €65m (£56m) plus performance-related add-ons – for Frenkie De Jong.
Ten Hag was not ready to talk about particular targets however mentioned: “Positively we’re looking for gamers within the midfield, and likewise in offence we’re nonetheless on the lookout for gamers.
“I by no means discuss gamers who should not below contract at Man United, gamers at completely different golf equipment. I can’t inform you something about this subject.
“We wish to have the fitting gamers. We’ve got a extremely good squad, we’re engaged on growing our means of play and if the chance is there, we are going to strike.”
Sky Sports activities’ Peter Smith:
Cristiano Ronaldo was named Premier League participant of the month for April. He’d scored 5 targets in 4 video games, together with a hat-trick. However throughout that month, Manchester United gained only one match out of six.
Ronaldo was additionally named within the Premier League group of the yr. United ended the season with back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Crystal Palace. Sixth and trophyless. It was their worst league efficiency in 32 years.
Whereas his group floundered, Ronaldo – at 37, we should not neglect – nonetheless discovered a solution to make his mark.
The person and the collective. That is the Ronaldo dilemma.
Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League sport as Manchester United supervisor can be towards Brighton at Previous Trafford, dwell on Sky Sports activities, on the opening Tremendous Sunday of the 2022/23 season.
After dealing with Graham Potter’s Seagulls on Sunday August 7, dwell on Sky Sports activities, United travel to Brentford the next Saturday earlier than internet hosting rivals Liverpool in a blockbuster early-season conflict on Monday Evening Soccer, August 22. Each these video games are additionally dwell on Sky Sports activities.
United’s journey to the Etihad Stadium for the primary Manchester derby of the season on October 1 kicks off a frightening month which sees Ten Hag’s aspect travel to Everton and Chelsea and host Tottenham, Newcastle and West Ham.
The ultimate sport earlier than the season pauses for the winter World Cup can be towards Fulham on the weekend of November 12/13. United then return to motion on Boxing Day at Fulham.
2023 can be ushered in by a house match towards promoted Bournemouth. Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis are subsequent up at Previous Trafford on January 14, the return journey to Anfield on March 4, whereas United conclude their season at residence to Fulham on Could 28.
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