Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that new coach Erik ten Hag will be successful at Old Trafford.
However, Ronaldo warned that the Dutchman must be given time if he is to get United back to winning ways.
Since United appointed Ten Hag as the new coach last month, rumors have circulated that Ronaldo will leave the Red Devils at the end of the season following their trophyless campaign and their failure to qualify for the Champions League this season.
“What I know about him is that he is doing a fantastic job for Ajax (Amsterdam), that he is an experienced coach,” the 37-year-old striker told the club’s official website on Saturday (14/5)
“However, we need to give him some time. Things need to change according to his will.”
Ronaldo is one of the few players to have performed well for United this season under interim coach Ralf Rangnick. He scored 24 goals in all competitions.
“I wish us success, of course, because, if you are successful, the whole of Manchester will also be successful. I wish him the best,” added the player nicknamed CR7.
“We are happy and excited, not only as players, but also as supporters,” Ronaldo said. “Let’s believe that next year we will win the trophy.”
Ten Hag signed a three-year contract at United after five seasons at Ajax, during which he led the Dutch side to three league titles and two Dutch Cups.
United currently sit sixth in the Premier League and they are scheduled to travel to Crystal Palace for the final game of the season on Sunday 22 May. (OL-8)