Manchester United new boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed he wants to keep Cristiano Ronaldo at the club next season.
After a fluctuating and trophy-free campaign in United’s fractured pitch, some commentators expected Ronaldo to move forward in search of a better-equipped team for silverware.
Likewise, some believed that Ten Hag – famous for creating a young and vibrant squad at Ajax – might want to transition from the Portuguese star and start a new era at Old Trafford.
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But it would appear that both sides are looking forward to their upcoming business relationship.
Speaking on the eve of his move to Manchester – which should take place next week – Ten Hag told De Telegraaf: “Ronaldo is a giant, for what he has already shown and I think he is still very ambitious.
“Of course I would like to keep it.
“It was very important for Manchester United this year and can produce great statistics.”
Ronaldo, for his part, recently expressed his thoughts on the arrival of Ten Hag and his words sounded like a resounding vote of confidence.
“What I know about him is that he did a fantastic job for Ajax, who are an experienced coach,” said Ronaldo.
But we have to give it time. Things have to change as he wants.
“I hope we will be successful, of course, because if you are successful, all of Manchester will be successful too. I wish him the best.
“We are happy and excited, not only as players, but also as fans. I wish him the best and we believe that next year we will win trophies ”.
As of Monday, Ten Hag is believed to have already begun preparations for his new Premier League job, including discussions with existing staff members, especially since he didn’t go on Ajax’s post-season tour.