Cristiano Ronaldo will ‘100%’ be at Manchester United next season, according to Rio Ferdinand, who has urged his old team-mate to assist Erik ten Hag with his transformation at Old Trafford. Ten Hag, who joins United from Ajax, said on Monday that he wants Ronaldo to stay.
Since his dramatic comeback to Old Trafford, the Portuguese striker has scored 24 goals, more than anybody else in the squad, but his future has been questioned due to the club’s poor season.
United have failed to qualify for the Champions League and may be forced to play in the Europa Conference League if outcomes on the final day of the season do not go their way.
Ronaldo’s deal with Manchester United runs through 2023, although the club has the option to extend it for another year. He appears to be set to stay at United for at least another season, and he told United’s official website last week that he was looking forward to working under ten Hag.
Ferdinand believes Ronaldo may play a significant role under the Dutchman as he begins his career at Old Trafford on the Vibe with Five podcast. I believe Cristiano will be at Manchester United [next season] 100 percent,” stated United icon Rio Ferdinand. “
His legacy leaving here will be different than what he thought, and he’ll be seeking to do other things and leave a long-lasting mark beyond his playing days here in terms of influence on other players, on young players, and helping set the culture,” says the source.
The manager will decide on it and will want to implement it through specific players, with Ronaldo being one of them for obvious reasons—diligence, application, and character—and you can see from his words that he wants the manager to succeed. Yes, the manager requires time, and I believe he should be given it, but he also demands that things be done his way, and the players must comply. ‘
He’ll want to reset the culture, and he’ll need lieutenants. I’ve always maintained that in the changing rooms at Old Trafford, you need players other than the captain who help set the standard and set the culture on a daily basis.
Ten Hag said in an interview that he arrived in Manchester on Monday to begin preparations before starting work on July 1. Naturally, I want to keep him. He’s been crucial to Manchester United this season and can put up impressive numbers.