Ralf Rangnick Confesses He Has No Idea Whether Erik Ten Hag Wants Cristiano Ronaldo At Manchester United.

Ralf Rangnick Confesses He Has No Idea Whether Erik Ten Hag Wants Cristiano Ronaldo At Manchester United.

Ralf Rangnick has stated that he has no idea if Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United next season. 

In the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Thursday night, the Portuguese superstar scored his 23rd goal for the Red Devils this season.

With his latest goal, the 37-year-old has now scored eight of United’s previous nine goals. 

Despite his achievements, Ronaldo’s future remains unknown, with questions lingering about whether the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will fit in with incoming boss Ten Hag’s style.

Rangnick, who is now serving as interim manager, has now provided an update on Ronaldo’s future, admitting that he is doubtful whether Ten Hag would want to keep the famous striker.

Rangnick told Sky Sports after his side’s Premier League match against Chelsea on Thursday, “At the age of 37, a player like him, this is not normal to do.” 

He demonstrated that tonight, and if he continues to perform like he did today, he can still be a valuable asset to this club.

“In the end, it’s up to both Erik [ten Hag] and Cristiano to decide what they want to do.

So I don’t believe it’s for me to comment on that, but like I said, Cristiano’s performance today was fantastic.” 

Despite his goal-scoring heroics this season, which comprise 17 in the Premier League alone after his latest score against the Blues, many have criticized Ronaldo for prioritizing individual glory over team success.

On several occasions, Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has referred to Manchester United’s decision to re-sign the veteran forward as a mistake on several occasions. 

Many believe Ronaldo has hampered United this season, with both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and David Rangnick forced to cram the superstar into their starting lineups.

It’s unclear whether Ten Hag will want to keep Ronaldo for next season, given his doubts about the striker’s suitability for his style. 

Ronaldo himself may decide against staying at Old Trafford in order to play in next season’s Champions League, which United look to be on the verge of missing out on.

United are now five points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after a draw against Thomas Tuchel’s side, despite the fact that the Gunners still have five games to play.

Rangnick praised Ronaldo for his wonderful goal against the Blues and said he was happy with his team’s second-half performance, while saying United escaped with a “lucky” draw.

“We showed a terrific reaction in the second half, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored a great goal,” he continued.

“We had our issues in the first half, and David de Gea made a couple of outstanding stops. The team played better in the second half and gained more control. 

You could see they’re a powerful team; it’s no coincidence they won the Champions League, while we’re lacking in confidence and without eight players.

Even if it was a fortuitous draw, we deserved it.

We felt the distance at times, but they played with their strongest XI and we were without guys.

We have issues defending because we are not compact and muscular enough.”

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