People are talking more and more about what is happening with Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United. Before the Europa League match on Thursday, Eric ten Hague said some things about his player. He thinks that the Portuguese is happy at Old Trafford.
- Cristiano Ronaldo has played only once this season from the opening minute in a Premier League game.
- There is increasing talk of a likely departure for the Portuguese
- Eric ten Hague claims the legendary athlete is happy at Old Trafford
Conflicting reports on this in The Hague
Cristiano Ronaldo caused a lot of excitement in the summer. He didn’t want to keep playing for Manchester United, so he looked for a club that would guarantee him a Champions League place. In the end, no team wanted to hire him, so he stayed at Old Trafford for another season.
However, the athlete’s problems were only just beginning. Recently hired manager Erik ten Hague decided to place the 37-year-old on the bench, who has played just once in the Premier League in the starting line-up. There is increasing talk of a possible departure as early as the January transfer window.
At the press conference ahead of the Europa League match, the Dutchman raised the subject of his charges. He once again admitted that he only kept him off the pitch in the Manchester derby out of respect for his career. He also claimed that Ronaldo was feeling good at Old Trafod.
- I did not introduce him because I respect his career. It has nothing to do with the future or the winter window. I don’t see him as unhappy. Cristiano is happy, he trains well, and he likes it here.
- Cristiano is not happy about not playing on Sunday. The earlier question was about his mood in training and he is happy there. It’s understandable that he wants to play and is angry when he doesn’t play. I treat everyone with respect but everyone has a different background. So I have to treat the players to get the best out of them.
- If you’re not happy with being a substitute, this is not the right club for you. Cristiano likes competition and he doesn’t like not playing. I have to say this again because I don’t think you’ve heard: he trains well, he’s in a good mood, and he’s motivated. We expect him to do his best.