Cristiano Ronaldo ‘tells Man Utd pals he’ll stay’ ahead of talks with Erik ten Hag
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed his Manchester United teammates that he expects to stay at the club beyond the end of the season – but only if Erik ten Hag wants him to.
Cristiano Ronaldo has informed his Manchester United teammates that he hopes to remain at the club if Erik ten Hag so desires.
The forward, 37, is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and hopes to stay despite the club’s failure to finish in the top four this season. It was originally assumed that the star would request a transfer if the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.
According to The Sun, the Portugal international now wants to stay and help the team under the new boss.
“Ronaldo assured the players he’s not going anywhere unless the club says they don’t want him,” the source said. No one is more dissatisfied with the season’s outcome than he is.
“But he doesn’t want to depart on a negative note, and he wants to assist the club re-enter the Champions League and win a title next year.”
“However, he has assured them that if the incoming boss wants to go a different path, he will have no hard feelings and no regrets about returning to Old Trafford.”
Ronaldo is the club’s leading scorer this season, with 18 goals in 29 Premier League games. However, others have expressed concern that his outings are undermining interim manager Ralf Rangnick’s system.
However, Anthony Elanga, a 20-year-old winger, told the club’s official website about the positive impact he’s had: ‘You can see his record and how many goals he’s scored.’
“He knows what it takes to climb to the top, therefore it’s perfectly OK to simply speak to someone like that.” And, yes, we talk the day before or even during a game. We might be seen warming up.
“He’ll talk to me and Sancho about what we can do in the game to alter the games – and having someone like that on the team is vital.” He is someone I look up to, talk to, and seek guidance from. He’s a unique player to work with.”