Football NewsErik ten Hag wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Man Utd
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The Manchester United head coach revealed he didn’t know Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave the Red Devils before seeing the striker’s infamous interview with Morgan.


How was everything?

The Portuguese interview with Morgan certainly had an impact. Whether Cristiano Ronaldo called former coaches at Rangnick, former teammates at Wayne Rooney, or the current head coach of the Red Devils. Ronaldo left Old Trafford shortly after, but Erik ten Hag revealed that he wanted the Portuguese player to stay.


What did Ten Hag say about Ronaldo?

Speaking to British media in Spain, where the Red Devils hold their training camp while the World Cup takes center stage, the Dutch coach said he wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to stay from the first moment until now. According to Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo wanted to leave, it was quite clear. And Erik believes that when a player definitely does not want to be in this club, then he should go.

The interview was the first time Ronaldo said he wanted to leave. Ten Hag thinks that as a club they can’t accept it. There will be consequences. The Dutchman says that Cristiano had never told him before.

There was no transfer window during the season, but up to this point, the Portuguese had never told him that he wanted to leave. In the summer they had one conversation. Ten Hag tells that Cristiano Ronaldo came in and said that he would tell him in seven days if he wanted to stay. Then Ronaldo came back and said he wanted to stay. Prior to this interview, Erik had not heard anything.

According to him, they wanted Ronaldo to be part of their project, to contribute to Man Utd, because he is a great player. Manchester United manager says Cristiano Ronaldo has such a great history but it’s in the past and they have to look to the future.


A little about Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese’s second spell at Old Trafford ended acrimoniously, and the controversy continued into the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo came on the bench for Portugal’s 6-1 victory over Switzerland after a weak response to an incident during their final group game against South Korea. With Goncalo Ramos hitting a hattrick against the Swiss, Cristiano’s chances of regaining his starting berth are slim.



British journalist Piers Morgan said Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo remains positive despite significant backlash in an interview they had recently.


What did Piers Morgan say?

The British TV presenter has revealed the Portuguese’s reaction to the media frenzy caused by the striker since his explosive interview with a journalist aired this week. The Red Devils player apparently wrote to the journalist when he arrived in Qatar ahead of this year’s World Cup. Piers wrote in his column that all is well and that Cristiano Ronaldo wrote to him. According to him, the future is great.


A little about the topic

Cristiano is rarely out of the news, but the striker has been at the center of all the media ahead of the World Cup. An explosive interview in which Ronaldo criticized the Red Devils, the club’s hierarchy and former teammates aired throughout the week, shedding light on the player’s feelings at Old Trafford.