It just lately emerged the 37-year-old had requested to depart Previous Trafford if a suitable provide arrived following a disappointing first season again with a membership he received medals aplenty at between 2003 and 2009.
Ronaldo was attributable to report for pre-season coaching final Monday however a household problem noticed him miss the entire week and Friday’s flight to Thailand for the beginning of United’s pre-season tour.
Erik ten Hag says Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is “not on the market” and “in our plans” for the approaching season.
Ten Hag spoke for the primary time since his unveiling forward of the Liverpool pleasant in Bangkok, the place the Portuguese dominated the road of questioning in a packed press convention.
“He’s not with us and it’s attributable to private points,” Ten Hag stated.
“We’re planning with Cristiano Ronaldo this season in order that’s it. I’m wanting ahead to working with him.
“He hasn’t advised me (he desires to depart). I’ve learn, however what I say is Cristiano isn’t on the market. Cristiano is in our plans and we wish to get success collectively.”
United have been adamant this summer season that Ronaldo is staying put and Ten Hag says he spoke to the veteran star earlier than his household problem arose.
The Dutchman stated it was “a extremely good discuss” however didn’t wish to present any particulars of his dialog with a participant whose availability for United’s three matches in Australia is unclear.
“I can not inform as a result of, as I stated, his absence (for household causes),” Ten Hag stated. “I’ve already defined and that’s it for this second.”
Ronaldo’s future is bound to rumble on throughout a tour that just lately appointed supervisor Ten Hag begins with only one new signing.
United are working onerous to enhance the acquisition of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, with the pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong rumbling on as a transfer totally free agent Christian Eriksen edges nearer.
Lisandro Martinez, the Ajax defender, is one other goal as Ten Hag seems to be to bolster his choices.
“He has the profile for the trendy full-back,” he stated of Malacia. “Defending good, robust to beat and in offence a extremely good contribution, that’s why.
“The remaining we all know what we would like – and we not solely need new gamers, we would like the appropriate new gamers.