Erik Ten Hag makes Cristiano Ronaldo comment concerning his recent conduct at Man United

Erik Ten Hag makes Cristiano Ronaldo comment concerning his recent conduct at Man United

After a summer transfer fell through, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag is certain that Cristiano Ronaldo is totally committed to the team’s rebuilding effort.

Following their 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol, Erik ten Hag has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is “completely committed” to Manchester United.

Even though Ronaldo, 37, was unable to get the summer transfer he desired before the September 1 deadline, speculation on his future has been rampant in recent weeks.

The veteran forward ultimately missed United’s preseason tours of Thailand and Australia because Ronaldo wanted to leave the team in the summer.

The Portuguese superstar has been reduced to a supporting role ever since as he tries to catch up to his teammates, who are already familiar with Ten Hag’s ideology.

But with Ronaldo’s return to the squad for Thursday night’s Europa League victory over Sheriff, Ten Hag’s most recent remarks seem to show that both sides have reconciled.

The United manager emphasized that Ronaldo was entirely dedicated to the cause, despite rumors to the contrary.

“He’s absolutely committed to this project, totally committed to this team, totally involved.

He also has connections that are coming around him and he is developing relationships, so I’m thrilled with that,” Ten Hag said following the game on Thursday night.

“He needs to put in a lot of effort and money to get in shape. He’ll put up more goals. He’s quite near; he will score more when he gains more fitness.”

Ronaldo will be anxious to play a bigger role in the upcoming weeks before the Premier League takes a midseason break with the World Cup just around the corner.

Ronaldo has been a crucial component of Ten Hag’s plans ever since he arrived at Old Trafford, but it didn’t stop him from putting down the challenge to the striker after the forward missed a significant amount of the team’s preseason training.

As Ten Hag stated earlier this month, “As we predicted, Ronaldo is here. He didn’t have a preseason, as is well known. Preseason is essential. It is the basis.

Particularly while playing the game the way we want to play it. There is no way to compare how we play this year to how we played last year.

This necessitates collaboration and a specific posture in-and-out of possession. He’s very fit, which is another factor.”

Now that Ronaldo has finally buckled down and is beginning to understand United’s new strategy, there is a strong possibility that the former Real Madrid and Juventus player might re-establish himself in the first-team fold in the coming weeks.

And that couldn’t have come at a better moment for Ten Hag, who was forced to play without Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the middle of the week.

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