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Ten Hag told to ‘find a way’ to fit Ronaldo in, but also get in new forwards

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Jason Cundy believes incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag must prioritise getting Cristiano Ronaldo into his team.

The Ajax boss will take the reins at Old Trafford in the summer, and after another underwhelming season, the Dutchman is expected to oversee a squad overhaul.

Ronaldo netted United’s second goal in their 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday

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Ronaldo netted United’s second goal in their 3-0 win over Brentford on Monday

Ten Hag’s favoured style of play centres around dominating possession and pressing from the front which doesn’t necessarily suit 37-year-old Ronaldo, who’s Man United’s top scorer this season.

But despite this, Cundy believes that whilst United do need to bolster their attacking options, Ten Hag must still build his team around Ronaldo given his impressive displays, which has seen him notch up 24 goals so far this season.

“If [Erik] Ten Hag is going to play the way he has done at Ajax, you would’ve thought that Ronaldo cannot play every single game,” the former Chelsea player said on The Sports Bar following Man United’s 3-0 win over Brentford.

“But then you find a way. His goals have been phenomenal again. His goals to game ratio is phenomenal, greatest goal scorer ever.

“So you find a way to have Ronaldo in and around the squad. Whether he’s going to start 38 Premier League games I very much doubt, I can’t see that happening.

“United do need help up top, they do.”

Is there room for Ronaldo in Ten Hag’s Man United side?

Is there room for Ronaldo in Ten Hag’s Man United side?


United legend Gary Neville echoed Cundy’s thoughts, saying on commentary for Sky Sports: “This is the best they have played this season.

“They have looked more connected as a team.

“My man of the match is Cristiano Ronaldo. The penalty, the build-up to it, and he had one disallowed in the first half.

“Just his all-round performance has been outstanding.”

Ronaldo has netted nine of United’s last 12 goals

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Ronaldo has netted nine of United’s last 12 goals

The Portuguese’s future at the club has been questioned over the last few months after his side have suffered yet another disappointing season, with hopes of silverware fading after their defeat to Atletico Madrid in the last-16 of the Champions League in March.

However, despite this, Red Devils hero Roy Keane doesn’t believe his former teammate Ronaldo is heading for the exit, agreeing that Ten Hag needs to keep him at Old Trafford.

“I don’t think his body language was suggesting that he was leaving,” Keane explained. “I just look at the goals he’s got, his performances warrant him staying at the club.”

Keane continued: “But Man United need to get other strikers in there, there has to be competition for places. If your leading goal scorer, who you’re depending on is 37 years of age, then that’s certainly not good.

“But I’d certainly be hanging on to Ronaldo. You might have to have a conversation about the way you’re going to play, or that he won’t be playing week, in week out. But why would you get rid of a player that scores that many goals?”

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