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Manchester United boss Ten Hag: Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘not for sale’

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is a part of his plans as we advance, amid growing speculation of a departure.

Reports have linked the 37-year-old to a move away from Old Trafford, with the Portugal international’s desire to play in and compete for the Champions League cited as a reason.

United finished sixth in the Premier League last season despite Ronaldo’s 18 goals, ending the season way off the Champions League spots on 58 points – their lowest-ever total in the Premier League era.

Though United insisted the striker, signed from Juventus last year, was not for sale, Ronaldo added fuel to the fire when he failed to report for pre-season training last week.

Ten Hag, however, has reaffirmed the club’s stance.

Ten Hag said in a news conference ahead of a meeting with rivals Liverpool in Bangkok:

“So, he’s not with us. That’s due to personal issues.

“We are planning with Ronaldo for this season – that’s it. I’m looking forward to working with him.

“He hasn’t told me [he wants to leave]. I have read, but as I say, Cristiano is not for sale, he’s in our plans, and we want to get success together.

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Manchester United boss Ten Hag: Cristiano Ronaldo is 'not for sale'

“And I spoke with him before this issue came up. So I had a conversation with him and had a real good talk.”

Meanwhile, United remain linked with a move for Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, with the view of bolstering a weak point in midfield.

Ten Hag was unwilling to provide details on potential transfers but said their search for reinforcements this off-season continues.

Ten Hag added:

“We want to have the right player.

“And We have an excellent squad, and we’re working on developing our way of play.

“And if the opportunity is there, we will strike.

“We are searching for players in the midfield and offence, and we are still looking for players.

“I never talk about players who are not under contract, players at different clubs.

“I cannot tell you anything about this issue.”

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Manchester United boss Ten Hag: Cristiano Ronaldo is 'not for sale'

After facing Liverpool on Tuesday, Manchester United head to Australia to take on Melbourne Victory, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa in Australia.

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