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Erik Ten Hag has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be integrated back into the squad upon his return

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Manchester United head coach Erik Ten Hag has said Cristiano Ronaldo will be integrated into the squad once he returns. The forward has not taken part in pre-season matches due to personal issues.

However, rumors continue to flow that the forward wants to leave the club this summer. Although, United and Ten Hag have cleared that the forward is not for sale this summer.

THE SITUATION IS STILL NOT CLEAR AT MANCHESTER UNITED

The forward reportedly wants to leave the club in the summer transfer window. He wants to continue playing Champions League football. His agent Jorge Mendes has offered him to a host of clubs. However, none of the clubs have registered a strong interest in the forward. The legendary forward is also ready to take a 30% pay cut to join a club in the Champions League,

Although, Manchester United have not received a new bid for the forward. They are also reluctant to sell him in this window. Erik Ten Hag is also ready to have a talk with him. However, Ronaldo has reportedly communicated that he is not the problem. The only problem is the lack of signings Manchester United have made till now. Cristiano Ronaldo expected the club to show more ambition and aggression.

ERIK TEN HAG GIVES THE SAME ANSWERS TO THE SITUATION OF CRISTIANO RONALDO

The Red Devils will face Aston Villa in their final pre-season game in Australia on Saturday. They will then return to Europe to play Athletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in their final two friendlies. Manchester United open their campaign against Brighton on August 7. However, it is unclear whether Ronaldo will be available for selection. Ten Hag ahead of the Villa game said there is no change in the situation.

He said, “No. It’s the same as last week. Of course, concerning is maybe not the right word (over his absence). I focus on the players who are there and they are doing really well. They are in good shape and I have further focus on that and develop that. I cannot wait for him to come in and then we will integrate him,” Ten Hag told reporters.

Ronald scored 24 goals and registered 3 assists for Manchester United last season. However, the club only qualified for the Europa League. Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich all have indicated that they are not interested in signing the forward. Athletico Madrid wants to sign him, but they cannot afford his substantial wage packet.

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