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What Ten Hag Once Said About Ronaldo

With many wondering what Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Manchester United looks like following Erik ten Hag's appointment as manager, previous comments made by the Dutchman about the five-time Ballon d'Or winner have surfaced.

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The 52-year-old's arrival in England from the 2022/23 season is expected to have repercussions for many of United's first-team players, although a key point of interest will be Ronaldo's future at the club.

While the ex-Real Madrid forward has struck on 21 occasions across all competitions so far in this campaign, it remains unclear as to whether or not the Portugal captain will see out his contract at the Red Devils.

Although it is likely to become a story that develops in the coming months as Ten Hag's official arrival draws nearer, comments the Dutchman made about Ronaldo to Dutch Soccer Site in 2017 might provide a hint as to how the tactician views the legendary No. 7.

"Take Cristiano Ronaldo. His heading capabilities, his jump, his timing, that takes thousands of hours of training and practice," he said.

"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."

Ronaldo's deal at United runs out in June 2023, although it is believed his contract includes an option for a further year.

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