New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag to meet Cristiano Ronaldo who he has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo a ‘giant’.
WTX Sports understands Erik ten Hag to meet Cristiano Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner as one of his first acts in charge and is the right fit for Ten Hag’s tactical system.
Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with United when he returned to the club last summer, but his future has been the subject of much uncertainty and speculation amid the team’s struggles and failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Erik ten Hag to meet Cristiano Ronaldo
The 37-year-old himself has scored 24 goals in all competitions, including 18 in the Premier League, and has at times carried United on his back.
“I am looking forward to working with him,” Ten Hag said on Sunday night ahead of his arrival in Manchester.
“Ronaldo is a giant, because of what he has already shown, and I think he is still very ambitious. Of course, I want to keep him in. He has been very important for Manchester United this year and can show great statistics.”
Ronaldo will fit Ten Hag’s tactical system
There had been debate over whether Ronaldo would be the right fit for Ten Hag’s tactical system, but the Dutchman has seemingly ended that with his comments.
“Ronaldo is a giant, because of everything he has shown so far and because of how ambitious he is”. pic.twitter.com/RH2Se08WOL
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