Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has told the club website he is happy with what he has seen from Cristiano Ronaldo in training.

Ronaldo has started only one of four Premier League games amid questions over his future, and commitment to the club.

He is also yet to score this season, with it unclear whether he fits in with Ten Hag’s style of play.

With it looking like Ronaldo is likely to stay at United past the transfer deadline, Ten Hag is determined to make the best of the situation, and has been talking him up.

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Ten Hag impressed by Cristiano Ronaldo

Ten Hag made clear that Ronaldo must fit into his way of playing – and not the other way around.

With that considered, Ten Hag believes Ronaldo is doing a good job behind the scenes of showing that he can do what he is asking.

Ten Hag told the club website: “The way of play sets the demands. You can see in training it’s clear that he has the capabilities. So he will fit in because he’s – I don’t have to explain – a great player.

“He has great capabilities, so he will fit in every system or in every style.”

“We are on one page and he knows what the demand is.”

Ronaldo will likely be subject of more speculation today, with the transfer deadline passing at 11pm. But in the lead-up to this, he should be involved in United’s game at Leicester.

If he is part of United’s squad then expect him to stay. And this does look likely considering Erik ten Hag’s comments.

But if Ronaldo is not part of the side travelling down to Leicester, then expect a late attempt at a move. His agent has been trying, without success.

Perhaps Ronaldo has simply realised it’s time to make the best of it, and knuckle down at United.

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