Manchester United coach: Ronaldo is not in sale

BANGKOK: Manchester United manager Eric Ten Hag said his Portuguese attacking star Cristiano Ronaldo is not in sale and that is still in his plans for next season. Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last summer from Juventus and the player’s contract with Manchester United is still extended until the end of next season. But the last period has seen a huge controversy over the possibility of the player moving in another clubespecially after his absence from the beginning of the team’s preparation period for the new season and the transfer of the team in Thailand and Australia questsummer for family reasons. “We are not with us due to personal circumstances,” said Ten Hag. “We are making our plan for the new season, bearing in mind that Ronaldo will continue with us. I am looking forward to working together.” He explained: “Ronaldo didn’t tell me that he wanted to leave the team. I have read about this but I say that Ronaldo is not in sale. Cristiano is part of our plans for next season and we want to achieve success together ”. Ten Hag also confirmed that Harry Maguire will remain team captain despite controversy over his role in the team. (Dpa)