Manchester United forwarder Cristiano Ronaldo finally speaks over the arrival of new club manager Erik Ten Hag
However, Manchester United appointed Erik Ten Hag as the new club permanent coach the club
Cristiano Ronaldo has warned Manchester United that Erik ten Hag will “need time” to be successful at Old Trafford.
The 37-year-old has broken his silence on the Red Devils’ decision almost a month after Ten Hag was appointed on a three-year deal with the option of an extra season.
“I know that he has done a fantastic job at Ajax and that he is an experienced coach, but we have to give him time,” Ronaldo told manutd.com.
“Things must change the way he wants. If you do well, all of Manchester United will succeed
“So I wish you all the best. We are all happy and excited [with the arrival], not only as players but as fans as well. We have to believe that next year we can win titles.”
Dmtloaded understood Ten Hag is keen to work with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who only has one campaign left on his contract.
The Ajax boss took charge of his final home match in Amsterdam this week and wrapped up the league title
On Thursday, Ten Hag invited United’s Football director, John Murtough, to a meeting in which transfer targets were discussed.
His right-hand man at Ajax, Mitchell van der Gaag, was also in attendance, as was Steve McClaren
The ex- England manager worked with Ten Hag at Twente more than a decade ago and the pair will reunite at Old Trafford
The 51-year-old, whose final match in the Eredivisie will be a trip to Vitesse on Sunday, explained his decision to join the Red Devils following Wednesday’s 5-0 thrashing of Heerenveen at the Johan Cruyff Arena.
“It felt like a difficult but great challenge. That is the most beautiful thing there is,” Ten Hag declared to Voetbal International when asked about the United job
“There is something to build at United and something to gain. Manchester United is such a big name in football history. It feels like a challenge to put the club back on track of winning.”