Cristiano Ronaldo was once again a substitute at Manchester United and his coach spoke about his future at the club

Erik ten Hag spoke of the continuity of Cristiano Ronaldo after the victory against Southampton (Photo: REUTERS) (HANNAH MCKAY/)

Still the future of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Man Utd It is a mystery but it is beginning to be clarified. First, the market close is approaching and CR7 He still does not have a certain destination. But also the words of Erik ten Hag after the victory by 1-0 in view of Southampton can give clues: the Dutch manager has openly admitted that he expects him to stay in Old Trafford despite the fact that he counts him as a substitute.

Ronaldoof 37 yearswanted to leave because his team did not qualify this season for the UEFA champions league but his intentions have been diluted week by week. The truth is that there are only a few days left for the transfer market to close and Have a Hagwho left Christian on the bench in the last two games, said he hopes he doesn’t leave.

“I can’t say for sure but we planned with him. We stick to the plan. I hope you stay here.”stated before the microphone of bt sport after getting his second victory in a row at this start of the tournament, where he recorded two falls and two wins.

Cristiano Ronaldo was a substitute in the last two Manchester United games (Photo: REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo was a substitute in the last two Manchester United games (Photo: REUTERS) (HANNAH MCKAY/)

A Ronaldo He still has one year left on his contract, so, Man Utd could force him to stay until the next campaign. Erik ten Hag He said that he does not need to sign a new striker in these last days of the transfer market, since he is satisfied with Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial as your three options.

“I think he (Rashford) was pretty effective, especially the first 15 minutes after halftime. He understood that he sometimes has to be a target. He was the one who created the situations. He was involved in the situations after the break and played an important role in our attacks”, commented the DT about his starting gunner.

Christian He was a substitute in three of the first four days of the premier league. In the only game that he started, United lost by 4-0 before him Brentford in one of the most humiliating defeats in its history. If Ronaldo decide to leave, only Rashford Y Anthony Martial They remain as candidates to be the referents in the offensive.

Cristiano Ronaldo started the bench with Casemiro but both entered in the second half (Photo: REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo started the bench with Casemiro but both entered in the second half (Photo: REUTERS) (HANNAH MCKAY/)

Have a Hag he hinted that more players could arrive, but not for that position. His team is beginning to show better symptoms and was able to win two league games in a row for the first time since February. The goal came thanks to a volley from the Portuguese Bruno Fernandeswho went to celebrate the goal with Cristiano Ronaldowho was warming up on the band before entering a few minutes.

In the last few hours, the European press has revealed that Christian has been offered to two Italian teams Sky Sportspointed out that he could reach Naples in an agreement that could include the sale of the nigerian Victor Osimenbut the recent incorporation of the Argentine Gio Simeon has complicated the operation. And the other targeted is the AC Milansince the rossoneri have to sell to Rafael Leao. Nevertheless, Zlatan Ibrahimovic He is recovering from an injury and it is difficult for him to give up in attack. The other possibilities that Jorge Mendes has in his folder are Chelsea, Sporting Lisbon or the Olympic Marseille.


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