ERIK TEN HAG has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire will not be leaving Manchester United – regardless of dropping the pair for Monday’s win in opposition to Liverpool.
The duo fell sufferer to Ten Hag’s squad reshuffle after United’s consecutive losses to Brighton and Brentford.
However the United boss’ shock choice to bench the high-ranking gamers paid dividends because the Pink Devils appeased fan fury with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool.
Ronaldo and Maguire’s omission from the beginning line-up fuelled claims that they could possibly be set for the United exit.
CR7 was additionally perplexed by the choice to go away him out and expressed his confusion to Roy Keane when gatecrashing the pundit’s pre-match chat with Jamie Carragher.
Nonetheless, Ten Hag insists each gamers will stay at Previous Trafford, as they have necessary roles within the squad.
He mentioned post-match: “I’ve selections to make. As soon as I’ll say I’ve a squad and we’ve to make use of the squad.
“We play 50 or 60 video games, so sport to sport we’ll see what group we’ve to choose.
“I haven’t got to say Harry Maguire and Ronaldo – wonderful gamers and they’re going to play position sooner or later, as properly, and within the quick future as properly.”
Ten Hag’s declaration will do little to ease fears of Ronaldo’s exit this summer season.
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The Portuguese ace begrudgingly returned to the United squad throughout pre-season coaching after making it identified he needs to go away.
And it looks as if the one purpose Ronaldo’s nonetheless at United is as a result of he is discovering it exhausting to search out new employers – with Borussia Dortmund being the newest membership to rule out a transfer for the attacker.
Chelsea could possibly be one of many final golf equipment who could supply Ronaldo a brand new residence as they pursue a brand new attacker within the wake of Timo Werner’s exit.
The Blues have additionally been linked with a shock swoop for Maguire, though United plan to thwart any advances from their Premier League rivals.