Cristiano Ronaldo may fit into Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag’s style of play, but the forward would need to improve his fitness before having the opportunity to prove that he deserves to be on the team.
Ronaldo did not travel with Manchester United’s preseason team to Thailand and Australia, and he missed a friendly loss to Atletico Madrid, but he did play 45 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 tie with Rayo Vallecano.
When asked if the Portuguese international might fit into his idealised scheme of play for United, Ten Hag responded to Sky Sports: “I think he can.
But since he’s just getting started, he must first get fit.”He is a brilliant football player, as he demonstrated on numerous occasions, yet you are always assessed on what you are right now, what you’re putting forward, and what you are doing.”
When British media was reporting that the glomerular told the club he wanted to go so he could participate in the Champions League, Ronaldo’s future at United became the focus of heated conjecture.
United will begin their Premier League season on Sunday at Sussex & Hove Albion. This season, United will compete in the lower-level Europa League.