Erik ten Hag turns off questions on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future

Erik ten Hag turned off questions on Cristiano Ronaldo’s future after his Manchester United pre-season staff arrived in Melbourne.

The Portuguese ahead is at present not within the Red Devils’ squad. Ronaldo is wanting to go away for a membership that performs Champions League soccer and his representatives have explored potential locations for a summer time transfer.

Man Utd have publicly said that Ronaldo isn’t within the squad as a result of “personal reasons”, with Ten Hag beforehand repeating that he was “in his plans” for subsequent season.

As United ready for a pleasant in opposition to Melbourne Victory on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday, Ten Hag gave a temporary reply to extra questions on Ronaldo’s future.

He stated: “We made a statement and nothing has changed.”

90min understands that United are open to promoting the 37-year-old, who scored 18 of the membership’s 57 league objectives final season, and Chelsea have an interest as new proprietor Todd Boehly goals for a signing this summer time. However, The Blues have simply signed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City in a deal of fifty million kilos and are additionally aiming for numerous defensive additions.

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With Ronaldo absent, the likes of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford loved minutes in United’s 4-0 knockout in opposition to Liverpool on Tuesday. Sancho opened the scoring early earlier than a fast double from Fred and Anthony Martial made it 3-0 earlier than half-time. Facundo Pellistri then added some shine to the consequence line with a fourth quarter-hour after time.

United play Melbourne Victory on Friday morning earlier than additional pleasant matches in opposition to Crystal Palace and Aston Villa subsequent week.

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