Man United manager Erik Ten Hag has dropped a shocker after Cristiano Ronaldo’s prolonged absence from Man United’s pre-season tour, MySportDab reports.
In a live interview with football correspondents, the former Ajax manager admits his indifference to Ronaldo’s absence.
Ten Hag stated that he is no longer concerned that Ronaldo is not part of the Man United Pre-season tour.
🗣 "I focus on the players who are there, and they are doing really well, they are in good shape."
Erik ten Hag says he is not concerned that Cristiano Ronaldo is still missing from the Man United's pre-season pic.twitter.com/jXbfBlaIwY
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 22, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo refused to join Man United’s pre-season tour, citing family issues as the problem.
Before this, the Portugal international has made known his intention to lead the Red Devils due to the lack of Champions League football.
Erik Ten Hag had admitted his desire to work with the legendary United striker in his mission to rebuild the Red Devils.
Despite extending a hand of partnership to the 37-year-old amidst a tsunami of overhaul on the team, Ronaldo is bent on leaving the club.
MySportDab understands that Ronaldo’s desire to leave Old Trafford has inched on the edges of desperation.
His agent came out open yesterday that the multiple Ballon d ‘Or winner is ready to take further paycut up to 30% to join any team.
Meanwhile, Ten Ha has been making tremendous progress in his mission to reposition the United squad.
So far, in their pre-season matches, they have won all their games, bangings 12 goals in 3 matches.
Ten Hag admitted that United still needs reinforcement in the attack but has made it clear that he is no longer concerned about Ronaldo’s absence.
🗣️ "[There is] also a number of games so you need more options in offense"
Erik ten Hag gives his latest opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo's current situation at Manchester United and reveals his desire for the club to sign a new striker 🔴 pic.twitter.com/co5JWSzq4P
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 22, 2022
Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils last seaso,n but United could only salvage a Europa League position.