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Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged to work with recent Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag and put the Red Devils back amongst titles and trophies. The veteran striker, 37, has 12 months left on his deal at Old Trafford with an option to increase one other 12 months.

His future has been called into query despite a 24-goal season, with United stuck outside of the Champions League next season. Ronaldo is the very best goalscorer within the competition’s history and has only a couple of years left to increase his stellar record.

However the club legend insists he’s going to stay around to assist Ten Hag put the club back where it belongs. “I’m still very glad to be here and I feel that Manchester United will probably be where they belong,” he said. “Sometimes it takes time but I still consider.”

United have gone five years without silverware with the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017 their last trophy. This season they finished sixth within the table, fully 35 points adrift of champions Manchester City.

“I wish him one of the best and let’s consider that next 12 months we’re going to win trophies.” Ten Hag said upon his Old Trafford: “I need to win. Winning is a very powerful, but additionally I even have the intention to do this in a certain way and in an attacking way.

“If we cannot do it like that, we still need to win. That’s what now we have to place in our team. I’m convinced that we will herald the structures and the best way of play that we would like. If we get that done, we get that communicated to the players then we are going to get that success.”

On working with Ronaldo, Ten Hag insisted when what the Portuguese can bring to his team: “Goals.” Asked if the ex-Real Madrid striker will probably be an element of his plans, the Dutchman added: “In fact.”

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