Former Dutch player Marco van Basten believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will not give new Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag any reason to keep him out of his plans if he continues to give his best.
No need to deprive yourself of Ronaldo
The Portuguese put in an outstanding performance against Norwich earlier this month and it was one of the best parts of the Red Devils losing to Arsenal last week as a disappointing season drew to a close.
The Portuguese’s return to his former club is far from ideal, and questions have been raised over whether he will stay in Tin Hag’s plans following the arrival of the Ajax coach.
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“If Ronaldo continues to play like he did last week [contre Norwich] He regularly scores two or three goals in the match, so there is no need to remove him from the team.”Van Basten told the Rondo Show.
“Ronaldo is a player who does his own thing, but as long as he’s good, you have to give him a place in the team. Ten Haag will take into account that he can’t physically demand the same things from Cristiano Ronaldo over 18 years of age.”
“Of course Ronaldo will have to work hard – but I’m sure he will because I see Tin Hag having an effect on him to get him to play the way he wants.”
Van Basten recommends Ten Hag
A Dutch legend warns her compatriot against media pressure
Elsewhere, Van Basten warned that Ten Hag should not fall into the intense media circle that follows United during the ups and downs, stressing that he must remain focused on the task at hand.
“I’m going to give Eric a tip: Don’t listen to the media when you start there.”he added.
“He will have such a big focus on his job, on his job on the training ground and in the team. And when he does that, I’m sure he can change everything at United.”