Maguire To Remain Captain And Other Talking Points From Ten Hag’s Press Conference

The boss conducted his first pre-season press conference and they were a lot of major talking points.

Ronaldo set to stay

Ten Hag was firm in his response when asked if Ronaldo wants to leave, “Cristiano is not for sale, he's in our plans and we want to get success together." He also confirmed reports of Ronaldo being away due to personal reasons and denied talks about Ronaldo asking him to leave, "He hasn't told me this. I have read.

Liverpool game

He has approached the game against bitter rivals as a must win game despite the huge difference in the quality in both sides, "Yes, playing against Liverpool is always exciting. Man United vs Liverpool is a big game and it's a really good test for us. The standard of Manchester United is to win every game”

Maguire retains captaincy

The last few days has seen some parts of the fanbase call for Harry Maguire to be stripped of the captaincy but the boss has quashed those talks by backing Maguire in public. "Harry Maguire is the captain. He's an established captain, he's achieved a lot of success, so I don't doubt this issue."

New Signings and Frenkie De Jong

He spoke vaguely about potential incomings so as not to give anything away. "We want to have the right players. We have a really good squad, we're working on developing our way of play and if the opportunity is there, we will strike. Definitely we are searching for players in the midfield and also in offence. Speaking on the club’s transfer target Frenkie de Jong, he says "I never talk about players who are not under contract at Man United, players at different clubs. I cannot tell you anything about this issue."

With a prematch press conference later today, the boss will be speaking to the media on the Liverpool game.

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