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Eric ten Hug: Cristiano Ronaldo's situation remains the same | Marcus Rashford admits Manchester United are much fitter than last season | Football News

When the club’s pre-season tour arrived in Melbourne, Eric ten Hag declined to comment further on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United future.

Ronaldo, who skipped the Bangkok leg of the summer camp, has been absent from the travel party amid speculation of a transfer from Old Trafford.

The 37-year-old wants to leave United as he is looking for Champions League football, but at a press conference upon his arrival in Australia, Ten Hag was in no mood to add fuel to the fire. .

“We made a statement and nothing has changed,” the Dutchman said before Friday’s friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory at the MCG.

United claim Ronaldo is not for sale, but it remains unclear whether he will join United’s rest of the squad for three matches on the Australian tour.

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United are set to play Europa League football next season, something Ronaldo has never done in his illustrious career, and United said he was absent due to personal reasons. they said.

Ten Hag said in Bangkok: “We are planning to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this season. That’s it. I look forward to working with him. Cristiano is not for sale. He is included in our plans and we want to succeed together.

“He is not with us and it is due to personal issues. I spoke with him before this issue came up. I had a conversation with him and I had a good talk.

“What I can confirm is that we had a really good conversation together. I didn’t speak to him after (the news).”

United didn’t miss Ronaldo in an impressive 4-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday.

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Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag has reiterated that Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale and is in plans for next season.

Ten Hag are focused on players currently at their disposal to improve the fortunes of their side after finishing sixth in the Premier League last season.Crystal Palace.

In fact, their 58-point tally was the fewest United have scored since the Premier League began in 1992, but Ten Hug believes the current side can achieve a much higher cap. I’m here.

“I think Manchester United have a lot of potential and really good players,” he added.

“We have experienced players, but we also have a lot of young players, boys with a lot of potential. I have to.”

“Manchester United are famous for it. Marcus Rashford is one of them. He is an icon of the Manchester United academy and there will be more talent to come.”

Rashford: Much better than last season

Marcus Rashford says he's excited for the new season.
Marcus Rashford says he’s excited for the new season.

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has admitted that United’s style of play under Ten Hag paid immediate dividends during a 4-0 defeat in Bangkok earlier this week, and forward Markus Rashford claimed Dutchman’s intense training sessions were already making an impact.

Rashford was one of many United players to endure a slump in the 2021/22 season, but the England international is poised to turn a new door under Ten Hag.

“It’s a new start for me and I’m looking forward to it,” said Rashford.

“The first two and a half weeks of training were good. We have improved a lot and feel much better than last season.

“We have a lot of room for improvement. We’re in a good position now. I’m looking forward to experiencing more games and preparing for the season.

“It’s easy to make mistakes in teams that are winning.

“It’s the same for me personally. If you make a mistake with a winning team, it’s much easier to come back and improve. It’s harder when you’re losing.”

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Eric Ten Hag and Bruno Fernandes lifted the Bangkok Century Cup with a 4-0 win over Liverpool at the Rajamangala Stadium.

“It wasn’t natural to take a long break of just under four weeks, physically or mentally.

“It’s a chance to refresh. I’m ready to go again.

“This year is the first year that I have been with the team from the beginning. [of pre-season].

“When I leave the national team and come back in the middle of pre-season, I feel much better than usual. It’s important to have a fresh start. I feel fresh and ready.”

Rebuild the team in the image of Ten Hag

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 5: (EXCLUSIVE) Manchester United's Tyrell Maracia is seen by manager Eric Ten Hag after signing a contract with the club at Carrington Training Ground on July 5, 2022 in Manchester, England and pose.  (Photo by Ash Donnellon/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Tyrell Malacia is the only player ever signed with Ten Hag.

United are in talks to sign Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, and Ten Hag continues to drill his team down with aggressive, high-pressure football on the other side of the world.

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani and Nemanja Matic were among the players who left Ten Hag after joining, but Feyenoord’s left-back Tyrell Feyenoord is a newcomer to the pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia. Only Marasiah.

Further acquisitions could soon follow, as free agent Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join the club, which is in high-level negotiations with Ajax over defender Martinez.

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Watch highlights as Eric ten Haag gets off to a winning start as Manchester United manager with a 4-0 win over Liverpool in Bangkok. All Manchester United tour games are available on MUTV, Sky Channel 418.

The Argentina international is keen on a move to United, with football director John Murtaugh and chief executive Richard Arnold traveling to Amsterdam to discuss a move.

“In every part of the team, I look for positivity,” said Ten Hag. “The most important thing is that players take initiative on the ball, off the ball, offense and defense.

“I wouldn’t say I did a man-mark[against Liverpool]. I did a man-mark at one point, so I want to put pressure on him.”

“We want to press all day long, which means aggressive football.

“Sometimes you can go that high, but when you can’t, as a team you have to read that and go lower. Still, you want to push. It has to be the intention all day.”

Ten Hag: Maguire Available for Victory Test

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Harry Maguire set to feature against Melbourne Victory

United trained behind closed doors at AAMI Park on Thursday, with instructions from Ten Hag and his fellow coaches heard from outside the stadium.

They will play two friendly matches in Melbourne over the next few days. Around 150,000 are expected to attend the MCG for Friday’s match against Melbourne Victory and Tuesday’s match against Crystal Palace.

Harry Maguire, who was confirmed as Ten Hag’s captain earlier this week, will be in those games as they knocked out victory at Liverpool.

“(Maguire) can leave tomorrow,” Ten Hag said. “Let’s see how it goes. I think he can play half the games. It’s pre-season, but it’s football you play to win. At the end of the day, it’s always important to win.”

“But of course it’s preseason and we have to develop the team, so that’s also a big goal of the game.”

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Rafael Varane says Manchester United’s players know what new manager Eric ten Hag expects from them. Varane said after United beat Liverpool 4-0.

This week’s friendly against A-League side Melbourne Victory, who signed former United player Nani, looks like a good chance to sign young talent and a former marginal player.

The 19-year-old academy graduate Zidane Iqbal was impressive on the bench in Thailand, where Ten Hag’s Ajax star Donny van de Beek wore the United shirt for the first time since January.

Asked if he saw van de Beek in a deeper or more advanced role in midfield, Ten Hag said, “He can do both and I know that from the past. There is

“But his best position to show his ability is in the opponent’s box, so playing short behind the striker. He smells really good being in the right position. .”

What’s next for Man U?

United are in Australia for their next pre-season match against Melbourne Victory on Friday.