New Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has all the backing of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to succeed at the Old Trafford after what was a disastrous 2021/22 season.
Ronaldo‘s future was up in the air following United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, but the 37-year-old has hinted at his plans to stay next season, although he knows that there has to be a lot of change at the club.
“I know he did a fantastic job for Ajax and that he’s an experienced coach but we need to give him time and things need to change the way he wants,” Cristiano said in a video released by United.
“I hope he has success of course because if he succeeds, the whole club success as well. So I wish him the best.”
Cristiano Ronaldo expects Ten Hag to deliver trophies at Manchester United
After discussing Ten Hag‘s work, Ronaldo moved on to discussing what to expect in the upcoming season. He began by saying that they are thrilled and excited to begin.
Later, he shared his plans and what he expects from the club as the new season begins.
“We are happy and excited, not only the players but the supporters as well,” said Ronaldo.
“I wish him the best and let’s believe that next year we’re going to win trophies.
The last thing he touched upon was about providing opportunities to youngsters in the squad. He stated that they needed minutes and confidence, but that they also needed to know how to handle it all, because the pressure and playing in the Premier League can be difficult for those just starting out in their professional careers.
“The new generations are going to be the future of the club,” Ronaldo suggested.
“I’m all for giving young players opportunities because they are going to be the future, but you have to help them to put them in the right place. It’s a lot of pressure to play in the Premier League.
“I think it’s the toughest league in the world by far. You have to give them time, opportunities and let them grow in the normal way, without pressure.”