Newly appointed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain in the squad and will score goals next season.
The former Ajax manager has been confirmed as a replacement for Ralf Rangnick in April and has taken over as the season draws to a close.
Speaking at his first press conference as Manchester United manager, the Dutchman took a number of questions about the great work he has in his hands.
One big point being talked about at the club right now is that Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at least for the first ten seasons of Erik Ten Hag.
When asked if the Portuguese striker would stay, the 52-year-old said: “Of course. He will score goals!”
Another player expected to leave the club following the season with Manchester United’s lowest points in the Premier League is Harry Maguire.
Erik Ten Hag has mentioned that things can change from now on and at the start of the season but he is determined to work with the England defender who is the team captain.
“I have to repeat, next season is a different season,” said Erik Ten Hag. “He has done a great job [Maguire], he is a great player, he has achieved a lot with his contribution to Manchester United, so I look forward to working with him.”
Ralf Rangnick remains at the club as a consultant and is still the head coach of the Austrian national team.
When asked about the German position at the club, Ten Hag suggested that it was the club’s business in his current position.
“It’s part of my analysis. I analyze myself, I look at, and I talk to a lot of people, but in the end, I’m going to draw my line. That’s at the club [Ralf Rangnick’s consultation],” Erik Ten Hag said.