Eric Ten Haag says Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is “not for sale” and is “in Manchester United’s plans for next season. No, Ronaldo is not for sale and is actively involved in the club’s plans for the season, noting that he had previously “terrific conversations” with the Portuguese forward on the way. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United did not join the team for a pre-season tour that kicked off in Thailand. Family issues and questions about the players’ future dominated the Ten Hags press conference ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against English rivals Liverpool. Portuguese captain Cristiano Ronaldo did not participate in the pre-season with Manchester United for personal reasons, as the club allowed him to leave.

New manager Erik ten Hag declined to say what the discussion was about and whether Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo had agreed to stay at the club this season. Eric ten Hag revealed that he had a conversation with Cristiano Ronaldo before word got out that the 37-year-old wanted to leave Manchester United this summer but said the couple had not spoken. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag insists that Cristiano Ronaldo is not available for transfer and that Erik ten Hag plans to have Cristiano Ronaldo in his team next season. Eric Ten Haag has spoken for the first time since his speech before a friendly against Liverpool in Thailand, with Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo occupying the interrogation line at a crowded press conference. Ten Haag insisted at a news conference in the Thai capital Bangkok on Monday that Cristiano Ronaldo had not personally told him of his desire and is currently planning to join his team at the start of next season.

Sky Sports News reports that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been touting the Cristiano Ronaldo effect to clubs over the past few weeks after he compiled a report on Ronaldo’s agent’s massive sponsorship, social media and Archives of new market impacts. Some reports have linked Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo with a direct transfer to rivals Chelsea. His Jorge Mendes allegedly held a meeting with the Blues’ new owners to discuss a move.

Ronaldo is said to have notified the club that he will consider leaving if a decent bid comes in. There is also discussion over the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s compatibility with Ten Hag’s strategies. However, the Dutch coach has claimed since the beginning of the season that the player is definitely in his plans for the season. Manchester United think they may persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club.