Louis Saha thinks Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is ‘sure to implement latest rules’ to suit Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford. The Portugal international has been linked with a surprise move to Chelsea after his agent, Jorge Mendes, recently held talks with latest Blues owner Todd Boehly. Yet the 37-year-old’s former team-mate thinks he’ll stay and that the Red Devils’ latest boss will adjust to having such an A-lister in his squad.
Manchester United saw Ronaldo shine last season, with the veteran scoring 24 goals across all competitions.
While Ten Hag is keen to construct a younger Red Devils squad, the Dutchman has also insisted that the club’s No 7 ‘guarantees goals’ ahead of his reign.
And Saha, chatting with BonusCodesBets, thinks Ten Hag will implement ‘latest rules’ to suit the forward.
“It could go each ways, nobody can guarantee anything aside from Cristiano,” said the France international, who won the Premier League title playing alongside Ronaldo.
“He’s the just one to reply that.
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“Performance-wise, Ronaldo is up there with the very best, he’ll drive the players that need confidence, like Rashford.
“It’s a latest manager, latest rules, latest atmosphere and I’m very excited.”
United are hoping Ronaldo can fire them up the Premier League table next term after the club finished sixth last season.
And Chelsea aren’t the one club to have been linked with the superstar, who has never played within the Europa League over the course of his profession.
Reports in Spain claimed Ronaldo was wanted back at Juventus, yet that doesn’t appear prone to occur given the funds involved.
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And Sporting Lisbon chief Hugo Viana has flirted with the thought of bringing the 37-year-old back to his former club, saying recently: “Not now, I don’t think that shall be possible.
“But we never know. He can determine where he can go. But you never know the longer term.
“I don’t wish to talk loads about that because after we talk about Cristiano it is sort of different.
“I believe he has another yr on his contract, so whatever he decides, let’s see.”
Ronaldo, meanwhile, praised Ten Hag when news of the Dutchman’s appointment broke.
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“I do know that he has done a improbable job at Ajax, and that he’s an experienced coach,” he said.
“But now we have to provide him time.
“Things must change the best way he wants. If he does well, all of Manchester United shall be successful, so I wish him well.
“We’re all completely satisfied and excited, not only as players, but as fans as well.
“We’ve got to consider that next yr we will win titles.”