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Erik Ten Hag Teases a Role for Cristiano Ronaldo Now That He is Staying at Manchester United!
Erik ten Hag scotched at the suggestion Cristiano Ronaldo could have a “bit-part role” at Manchester United this season.
Despite months of uncertainty, the transfer window closed with Ronaldo still a United player until January, at least.
The 37-year-old has only started one of United’s five games so far this season and Ronaldo emerged in the second-half for the third game running in United’s win at Leicester on Thursday night.
Ten Hag has named the same side in all three matches but is likely to make changes for the visit of Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday.
“As we said that,” Ten Hag said of Ronaldo staying. “It’s really early in the season and we have a squad. We have more than 11 starting players, that is what you see now, players now on the bench can play in one, two or three weeks.”