Incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has finally revealed his stance on Cristiano Ronaldo, whom many believed would be sold due to there being no UEFA Champions League at Old Trafford next season.
Following Ajax Amsterdam's last Eredivisie game of the 2021/22 campaign on Sunday, the 52-year-old said he would not be joining their end-of-season celebrations as he has a lot of work to do ahead of his United reign.
Ten Hag's appointment by the Red Devils was announced late in April amid a difficult run of form under interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who is set to step into a consultancy role at the club.
In a recent interview, the outgoing Ajax boss revealed that he would be starting his new job early, and suggested that it is a part of his plans to make 37-year-old Ronaldo work in his system.
"From tomorrow (Monday), my focus will be on United, and I will, of course, get deep into things there," he said, according to the Metro.
"What I have to say about it is, the detailed analysis still has to begin, I still have to work with the team, but let me be clear that, at United, there are a lot of good players around.
"We have to make them function as a team, but definitely Ronaldo, he is a giant."
With one more game remaining until United's season officially ends, Ronaldo has scored 24 goals in 38 matches across all competitions.
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