Manchester United had a dismal season in the Premier League and crashed out of the Champions League – a tournament the Red Devils will not be a part of this time. Since then, former Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has taken over and fans are expecting a Dutch revolution at Old Trafford. However, United have thus far only signed on Tyrell Malacia, the Feyenoord youngster, and the club now faces the prospect of talismanic Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo departing, after the forward asked that offers for his transfer be considered. 

Fabrizio Romano reported the 52-year-old Dutchman opening up on a number of deals United have in the pipeline, including offers to Brentford’s Christian Eriksen and Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong

“Frenkie de Jong? I never talk of players who are under contract with other clubs. I’m not gonna answer about Frenkie” ten Hag said, adding that the club was looking for signings to bolster the midfield and offense. 

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He continued, “Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong deals? We want to add the right players. We’ve really good squad, we are working to develop our way of playing”. 

The Dutch manager also opened up about CR7, saying, “I spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo before this issue came up. I had a good conversation with him. He hasn’t told me that he wants to leave… I have read. We want success together”. 

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He was quick to confirm that the star striker is “NOT for sale”, clarifying that Ronaldo is very much part of ten Hag’s plans in the coming season and is not with the team currently due to “personal issues”. The Dutchman further said “We are planning with Cristiano Ronaldo for this season, that’s it”.

While ten Hag admitted that he didn’t know how to make Ronaldo happy, United’s new manager clarified that looking forward to working with him.