CHRIS WHEELER: For a coach whose philosophy is predicated round order and management, the Cristiano Ronaldo saga is the LAST factor Erik ten Hag wants… however the celebrity WILL fall into line if he doesn’t get his transfer away from Manchester United

  • Erik ten Hag toed the celebration line and stated all the precise issues about his absent star
  • However no sooner has Cristiano Ronaldo returned than his persistence is sporting skinny 
  • New Manchester United boss Ten Hag known as Ronaldo’s actions ‘unacceptable’ 
  • How he handles it from right here on could outline the Dutchman’s first season in cost

Erik ten Hag has stored a straight face and performed a good straighter bat to questions on Cristiano Ronaldo all through the summer season.

From Bangkok to Oslo, Melbourne to Manchester, Ten Hag has toed the celebration line and stated all the precise issues about his absent star.

Ronaldo missed Manchester United’s pre-season tour for household causes, he defined. The participant just isn’t on the market and stays beneath contract.

No sooner has Ronaldo returned to coaching and made his first look of the summer season, although, than Ten Hag’s persistence is clearly sporting skinny.

New Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag (pictured) has stored a straight face and performed a good straighter bat to questions on wantaway ahead Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, this summer season

The 37-year-old’s early exit from Previous Trafford earlier than the tip of Sunday’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano after he was substituted at half-time didn’t go down nicely with a supervisor who places nice inventory by staff spirit, self-discipline and time-keeping.

‘Unacceptable’ is how Ten Hag described it to Dutch tv, and that is most likely an understatement.

He will not have been any happier on the manner Ronaldo introduced on social media that he can be within the staff for United’s remaining pre-season sport (‘Sunday, the king performs’) having made it clear he does not need any egos in his squad. Or when Ronaldo appeared to take concern along with his supervisor as he spoke to the staff throughout a break in play.

Is the five-time Ballon d’Or winner making an attempt to impress Ten Hag into letting him go away this summer season?

No sooner has Portuguese star Ronaldo returned to training and made his first appearance of the summer, though, than Ten Hag's patience is clearly wearing thin with the veteran (above)

No sooner has Portuguese star Ronaldo returned to coaching and made his first look of the summer season, although, than Ten Hag’s persistence is clearly sporting skinny with the veteran (above)

Definitely, United have grown weary of makes an attempt by his agent Jorge Mendes to orchestrate a transfer and there are issues that Ronaldo is ‘taking part in up’, as his former team-mate Gary Neville put it on Wednesday.

However United have remained steadfast up so far and there’s no signal of that altering – definitely whereas they do not have a real provide on the desk to think about.

For now, Ten Hag should attempt to combine Ronaldo into his plans whereas coping with any problem to his authority.

That was by no means in query on tour because the gamers spoke concerning the strict regime imposed by the brand new supervisor. Ten Hag, in the meantime, simply batted away the inevitable questions over Ronaldo’s absence and future.

The issues actually started when the participant returned to Carrington final week. A difficulty that might be largely ignored hundreds of miles away as United trekked from Thailand to Australia had landed on Teg Hag’s doorstep.

Club icon and pundit Gary Neville (pictured) has said: 'It's unpalatable for me to watch, as an ex-Manchester United captain... You can't have your star player in a club running the shop.'

Membership icon and pundit Gary Neville (pictured) has stated: ‘It is unpalatable for me to observe, as an ex-Manchester United captain… You possibly can’t have your star participant in a membership working the store.’

Nothing in his profession working in Holland might actually put together him for the circus that surrounds Ronaldo and Mendes. For a coach whose philosophy is predicated round order and management, it is the very last thing Ten Hag wants.

How he and United deal with it from right here on might nicely outline the Dutchman’s first season in cost at Previous Trafford.

If there’s one factor that works of their favour, it is that Ronaldo is more likely to fall into line if he nonetheless hasn’t acquired a transfer by the point the switch window closes subsequent month.

Whereas his current behaviour is hardly that of a mannequin skilled, Ronaldo’s dedication to his craft means that he’s all the time seemingly to provide 100 per cent on the pitch.

He needed to play on Sunday and insiders say he has proven a superb perspective in coaching, even staying behind for further ending apply with Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez and Alejandro Garnacho.

However Neville, for one, expects higher from him. ‘Ronaldo’s achievements in soccer transcend something that anyone might ever want for and picture,’ stated the Sky Sports activities pundit.

‘However it’s unpalatable for me to observe, as an ex-Manchester United captain, and pondering that at this second in time the star participant within the dressing-room is taking part in up.

‘You possibly can’t have your star participant in a membership working the store.’

Ten Hag is aware of that too. However bringing Ronaldo to heel is simpler stated than finished.

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