In 2017, Manchester United’s future manager, Erik ten Hag, said something interesting about the club’s marquee player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Red Devils have named the Dutch coach as the club’s future manager, and he will take over from current temporary manager Ralf Rangnick in the summer.
One of ten Hag’s key responsibilities will be to manage a massive revamp of the team, with a lot of departures expected.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United has been a source of speculation. If United fails to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, it is expected that he will leave in the summer. Manchester United fans, on the other hand, will take heart from their new manager’s remarks about the Portuguese superstar.
Take Cristiano Ronaldo. His heading capabilities, his jump, his timing. That takes thousands of hours of training and practice, like with his free kicks and kicking technique. He’s so talented but he constantly demands the best out of himself. That is the difference with the subtop. But if we are subtop, we can distinguish ourselves from the level below us, by doing the same at our level.
The Ajax manager’s words are an indication of his admiration for the 37-year-old and could be a hint that the Portuguese will be part a part of the rebuild at United.