Manchester United coach Eric Ten Hag spoke at a press conference about two current issues in the English club’s summer transfer window, namely the arrival of Brazilian midfielder Casemiro and the future of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United is about to complete a major blow. The team has faced difficulty since the start of the 2022-2023 season, with two defeats in two days of the Premier League against Brighton and Hove Albion (1-2) and Brentford (0-4), and the English club will secure Casemiro’s services, unless a transformation occurs. . The Real Madrid midfielder, whose departure Carlo Ancelotti has sealed, should commit to the Red Devils for around €70m. Secret until then, Manchester United’s summer hiring will see a huge boost with the 30-year-old Brazil international boosting. Facing the media on Friday, Dutch coach Erik ten Hag did not escape a question about the former Porto member. The former Ajax Amsterdam coach refused to confirm the deal. “I won’t answer. I can’t tell you anything.”
“Cristiano is in our plans”
The Manchester United technician also spoke about another hot topic, which is the short-term future of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Erik ten Hag is counting on the 37-year-old more than ever. “I repeat the same thing – Cristiano is in our plans. That’s what I can say. I don’t know why he is the center of attention. It was the performance of the team and the behavior of the whole team including Ronaldo. Manconian club’s position is clear, but the mystery remains over the future of the 2016 European champion, who is entering the final year of his contract. One thing is for sure: CR7 will not continue his adventure with Borussia Dortmund. The German club’s general manager, Hans-Joachim Watzke, said no to the Funchal native.