Ronaldo Happy At Man Utd, Says Ten Hag

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag said on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo is frustrated when he is not playing but insisted that the player is happy.

Speculation over the 37-year-old’s future dominated the just concluded summer transfer with reports suggesting that the Portuguese received a humongous offer from Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo could start just his fourth match in all competitions when United face Omonia Nicosia in the Europa League on Thursday.

In a pre-match press conference, Ten Hag: “I never talk about my conversations with the players. They are between us. That’s quite clear. But when I tell you all the players, when you’re here and you’re happy, or satisfied, when you’re on the bench, this is not a club where you have to be, and especially Cristiano. He’s really competitive, as we all know. He’s not happy of course when he’s not playing. But I already said and, I have to repeat, he’s training well, he has a good mood, he’s motivated and he gives his best. That is what we expect.”

The club are second in Group E after defeat against Real Sociedad and a win against Sheriff Tiraspol.