We do not really know on which foot to dance with Eric Ten Hag concerning Cristiano Ronaldo. The 37-year-old Portuguese star has had a complicated summer with a lot of rumors sending him everywhere and a new coach who has multiplied his positions. He shook up the hierarchy by making strong decisions, imposing his style but counts on the winner of Euro 2016. The 52-year-old Dutch technician justifies his lack of playing time: “I will be his friend. Sometimes I will be his teacher. It depends on the situation. As we all know he didn’t have pre-season and you can’t miss pre-season, it’s a base” reports United District .
The presence on the bench of Cristiano Ronaldo from the beginning is therefore probably linked to the fact that he missed most of the preparation, which does not coincide with what Ten Hag wants to put in place: “the game we play, the way of playing is not the same compared to last year. It depends on requirements, cooperation and requires a certain positioning, in possession and out of possession. And the other thing is physical fitness”. Ten Hag knows it, he will be scrutinized every weekend in view of his choices.