“We made a statement and nothing has changed,” Ten Haig said ahead of Friday’s friendly against A-League outfit Melbourne Victory at the MCG.
The Portuguese striker missed a flight to Thailand and is currently training on his own at the Portuguese national team’s training base after being given extra time due to a ‘family issue’.
A day earlier, Ten Haag emphasized that star forward Ronaldo is in his plans for the season ahead and the 37-year-old Portuguese is not for sale.
The star striker is not on the trip amid speculation over his Old Trafford future and the Dutch coach briefly posed a press conference question about the 37-year-old’s plans.
United have insisted Ronaldo is not leaving the club, but it is unclear whether he will join the rest of the team on their three-match tour of Australia.
Ten Haag shut the door on Ronaldo’s attempts to leave Old Trafford, speaking ahead of United’s 4-0 win over Liverpool in Bangkok earlier this week.
Ronaldo has asked to leave United, who will play Europa League football next season, if the right offer comes in and he is not on tour after being granted compassionate leave for personal reasons.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo for the season and that’s it. I look forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale,” DailyMail quoted Ten Haig as saying.
The Dutch coach further said, “He is not with us and it is due to personal issues. I spoke to him before this issue came up. I had a conversation with him and I had a good conversation. He was between Cristiano and me.” Is.”
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