Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United the Premier League club has made clear his stance over Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from training with the team. News of the transfer request.
The 37-year-old striker has yet to report at Carrington, the Red Devils’ training ground, citing family reasons. While rumors say. He does not want to play for the club due to the lack of Champions League football next season and is moving forward amid rumors with several European clubs.
Ten Hag gave an interview about the matter last week. He believes Ronaldo will able to play with the new system he has applied to the team. But still can not tell when referred to return to practice with the team as well.
Recently, the Dutchman told the media ahead of the match against Aston Villa in Australia about the situation of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner again, saying: “No (progress) is the same as last week’.
Then when asked if Ronaldo’s absence would make him nervous about preparing for the season before the start of the season. To which the person replied, “Of course, but the word worry may not be the correct word.”
“I’m focusing on the players that are available and they are doing very well, they are more in place and I will continue to focus on that and development.”
“I can’t wait for him to come back. But if he comes back we will keep him playing for the team.”