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‘Ronaldo gone, he’s the past. Manchester United are looking…’: Erik ten Hag’s explosive comments

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second stint with Manchester United has come to a disappointing finish with the Premier League membership terminating his contract. United took the choice after the Portugal captain had a controversial interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan, the place he criticised the membership’s officers and supervisor Erik ten Hag.

Since then, Ronaldo has been focussed on Portugal’s ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 marketing campaign in Qatar, the place he scored a purpose within the group stage. But his lack of appearances within the ongoing Premier League season appeared to have seeped into his kind as he put in uninspiring shows, that even Fernando Santos benched him for his or her essential Round of 16 fixture vs Switzerland.

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Ronaldo’s substitute Goncalo Ramos was deployed as a solitary striker in Santos’ beginning XI and the Benfica sharpshooter went on to bag a hat-trick in his World Cup debut. Meanwhile, Pepe and Raphael Guerreiro additionally scored as Portugal sealed a 6-1 victory and can face Morocco within the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo arrived at Old Trafford for his second stint through the summer season switch window in 2021, after spending 12 years in Madrid and Turin. On his return, he completed the season with 24 targets in all competitions, with 18 of these within the Premier League, making him the third-highest goalscorer within the Golden Boot race. He was additionally named within the Premier League Team of the yr, and in addition grabbed the membership’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award. Despite his inspirational performances, United completed in sixth place, failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

After Ten Hag arrived, he received relegated to the bench with the previous Ajax coach preferring Marcus Rashford. Ronaldo managed to attain just one purpose in 10 2022-23 Premier League appearances and two targets within the Europa League. Meanwhile, he bagged two assists within the Europa League. Speaking to MUTV, Ten Hag acknowledged that Ronaldo is the membership’s ‘previous’ they usually had been seeking to the long run. “He’s gone and it’s the past. We are now looking forward and we’re looking to the future”, he mentioned.

It is being extensively reported that Ronaldo may be part of Saudi Arabia membership Al-Nassr on a two and a half yr deal value 200 million euros per season. But in line with ESPN, the Portugal worldwide hasn’t agreed to the deal but.



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