Premier League: Ten Hag hints that Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty may not last more than one match
TOn the Hague, in an interview published by “Football Daily”, he was asked about the case of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Manchester United coach has hinted that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo may return after the match against Chelsea.
The Dutch coach decided to leave Ronaldo out of the squad to face Chelsea afterwards The Portuguese refused to enter as a substitute against Tottenham.
Cristiano continues to play an important role in the team and I’m counting on him for the rest of the season
As a result, today he will miss the match against Chelsea. At a press conference the coach commented: “I am counting on Cristiano Ronaldo for the rest of the season. He is out for this match and then we continue. I’m open to that and for me it’s a strike. Cristiano continues to play an important role in the team and I’m counting on him for the rest of the season.”
Possible return against Sharif
However, Eric ten Hag later confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of his long-term plans at Manchester United: “Cristiano’s training is to maintain his fitness to prepare for the next match against Sharif. Are you coming back on Monday? We’ll talk first. Will it be longer? I don’t think so, no. I don’t want to miss it. I want him to be in the team and to be involved because he made an impact.”
Are you coming back on Monday? We’ll talk first. Will it be longer? I don’t think so, no. I don’t want to miss him
The England coach also commented that Cristiano Ronaldo’s career means nothing at the club if he does not live up to the team’s standard: “It doesn’t matter who you are, your reputation doesn’t matter.”
Finally, he explained why Cristiano Ronaldo missed the match against Chelsea: “I don’t like this method but I have to do it.”