Ten Hag awaits the right moment to reveal Ronaldo’s stance on facing Brighton in English Premier League

LONDON: Manchester United manager Eric Ten Hag has expressed reservations about the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo participating in the team’s first game in English Premier League, but confirmed that the Portuguese striker will be part of the team’s plans for the new season. And the British news agency (PA Media) has reported that the 37-year-old is keen to leave Old Trafford again, a year after returning to the team he won several championships with in his first spell. Ronaldo skipped pre-season preparations in Thailand and Australia due to family issues, and then played the first 45 minutes with his team in a friendly against Rayo Vallecano last Sunday in a friendly. And when asked about the possibility of the Portuguese participating in the first match of the English Premier League against Brighton, The Hague said: “We will see on Sunday”. Ronaldo was among several players who left the team’s game early against Rayo, which Ten Hag described as “unacceptable” in his statements to a Dutch radio station. Ten Hag said: “There were a lot of players who left the game, but the spotlight was on Ronaldo.” Asked about Ronaldo’s position in the team, Hag said: “I’m really happy.” He added: “I told you before we are planning the season with him, we have a great striker and I am very happy to have him here, he is in rosa and we are sticking to our plans. “(dpa)