Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo expressed his confidence that new coach Erik ten Hag would be suitable to take over the task from next season, but demanded that he be given enough time if the team wanted to return to the path of victories.
Speculation spread about Ronaldo’s future at United, after a title-free season, in addition to the team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League next season.
“What I know is that he has done a great job with Ajax (Amsterdam) and that he is a veteran coach, but we have to give him time. We need to change things the way he wants,” Ronaldo told the club’s website on Friday.
The 37-year-old was one of Manchester United’s few shining glimpses of a horrific season under interim coach Ralf Rangnick, with Ronaldo scoring 24 goals in all competitions.
The Portuguese player added: “I hope that we will achieve success, of course, because if we succeed, then all of Manchester will also achieve success. I wish him (Ten Hag) success.” “We are happy and excited not only as players, but as fans as well,” Ronaldo said. “Let’s believe we will win titles next year.”
Dutchman Ten Hag, who signed a three-year contract, signed with United after five seasons at Ajax, where he led the team to three league titles and two Dutch Cups.
Man United, sixth in the English Premier League with 58 points, will face Crystal Palace in their last game of the season on May 22, in order to maintain their position and qualify for the European League next season.
Ronaldo sets a new record in the English Premier League
Veteran Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo became the most English player in history, winning the Player of the Month award in the English Premier League.
Ronaldo, 37, won the Premier League Player of the Month award for the sixth time in his career, as the most Manchester United player with the award.
Ronaldo played 30 matches in the English Premier League this season, during which he scored 18 goals, with 3 assists, in addition to 6 other goals he scored in 7 matches in the Champions League.
And last month, Ronaldo shined remarkably, scoring 5 goals with Manchester United in the Premier League in just 3 matches against Norwich City, Arsenal and Chelsea.
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