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Erik ten Hag insists Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortable at Man United regardless of frustrations

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Erik ten Hag has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortable at Manchester United, regardless of issues the striker may depart in January’s switch window after a scarcity of recreation time.

Ronaldo was an unused substitute in United’s heavy defeat in opposition to rivals Man Metropolis on Sunday. Ten Hag stated he resisted the temptation to deliver on Ronaldo “out of respect for his profession.”

Ten Hag informed reporters in a information convention on Wednesday the 37-year-old is “pissed off” when he would not play, however there may be “good spirit.”

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“I do not deliver him on out of respect, it is nothing to do with what’s occurring for the long run or January or subsequent yr,” Ten Hag stated. “I do not see he is sad, he is comfortable, he is coaching nicely, he is having fun with it. Everyone seems to be coaching nicely, there is a good spirit.

“He is not comfortable that he wasn’t taking part in on Sunday, however that wasn’t the query.

“The query was about his temper when he is round and he is comfortable. In fact, he desires to play, he is pissed off when he isn’t taking part in.”

In the meantime, Ten Hag thanked Metropolis and Pep Guardiola for instructing his aspect a lesson within the derby.

United had been 4-0 down at half time on the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and ultimately misplaced 6-3.

Ten Hag stated the consequence was a “actuality test” after wins over Liverpool and Arsenal and insisted he expects a response when the squad journey to Cyprus to face Omonia FC within the Europa League on Thursday.

“While you beat Arsenal and Liverpool, now we get a actuality test with Manchester Metropolis,” Ten Hag stated. “We all know we’ve got to step up. So thanks for the lesson Pep and Metropolis, we’ll take that, we’ve got to grasp.

“While you’re in a course of it will not go solely upside, you should have setbacks.

“We beat Liverpool, however on Sunday we had a foul day on the workplace and we obtained beat. We now have to just accept that, however we will not settle for our efficiency, that was unacceptable.”

Ronaldo educated at Carrington on Wednesday and is ready to be a part of the squad which travels to Cyprus for the conflict with FC Omonia.

Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek and Aaron Wan-Bissaka had been all absent from coaching and are set to overlook the journey.

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