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Manchester United transfer news LIVE Cristiano Ronaldo and Frenkie de Jong latest plus Ten Hag news – Manchester Evening News



Man United are continuing their preparations for their final match of the Premier League season. Due to Chelsea’s participation in today’s FA Cup final, Ralf Rangnick’s side won’t be in action this weekend so still have eight days to wait before they end their campaign at Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has had his say on United’s appointment of Erik ten Hag as their next manager. “I know that he has done a fantastic job at Ajax, and that he is an experienced coach,” he told United’s in-house media. “But we have to give him time. “Things must change the way he wants. If he does well, all of Manchester United will be successful, so I wish him well. We are all happy and excited, not only as players, but as fans as well. We have to believe that next year we can win titles.” Keep track of all the day’s United news.07:18Daniel MurphySteve McClaren’s biggest impact at Manchester United could be in the dressing roomIn September, Steve McClaren was in the check-in queue for our flight to Zurich the day before Manchester United’s Champions League group stage match against Young Boys. Some United supporters spotted McClaren at the gate and asked him if he was attending the game. McClaren asked them who United were playing.What a remarkable turn of events that, eight months later, McClaren is on the brink of returning to the club he first joined 23 years and three months ago. McClaren was by Sir Alex Ferguson’s side for only two years and three months but the period covered the Treble, two more Premier League titles and the Club World Cup.McClaren had the privilege of managing United with Ferguson absent in South Africa for his son’s wedding during the November 2000 derby at Maine Road. Later that month, he assisted England caretaker manager Peter Taylor, eventually assuming the head coach role in August 2006.Read on here.07:04Daniel MurphyUnder-18s face Nottingham Forest again today in their final match of the seasonDaniel MurphyJohn Murtough attends Tottenham vs Arsenal as Erik ten Hag contacts Frenkie de JongManchester United football director John Murtough attended Tottenham’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal on Thursday night as United’s recruitment plans accelerate.Murtough met incoming manager Erik ten Hag in Amsterdam on Thursday and then returned to England to attend additional recruitment meetings.United are weighing up a possible deal for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are aiming to sign another midfielder, at least one forward and a centre-back. Moves for a full-back and a goalkeeper are also under consideration, depending on outgoings.Click here to read the full story.John Murtough. (Image: Eamonn and James Clarke)Daniel MurphyFour things spotted in Manchester United trainingManchester United have just one game left this season before the season can finally come to an end.It’s been a dreary year full of frustration and embarrassment but Ralf Rangnick’s side can try and end on a high when they face Crystal Palace. A quirk of the fixture list, due to Chelsea’s participation in the FA Cup final, means United have a two-week break before the match and preparations have begun in training.The players were put through their paces on Thursday and the club has released a series of photographs and a short clip from the session. Here are four things we spotted…United players in training (Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)Daniel MurphyRonaldo breaks silence on Ten Hag appointment at Manchester UnitedCristiano Ronaldo has warned that Erik ten Hag will need time to be a success at Manchester United, though he retains hope that the club will challenge for trophies next season.Despite Ronaldo’s goal-scoring exploits — for which he was crowned the Premier League’s Player of the Month for April — United have endured yet another dismal season and their trophy drought has now stretched to five years. One thing the club did manage to achieve, however, was their aim of hiring their next permanent manager before the end of the campaign, however.It was announced that Ajax boss Ten Hag would take charge in the summer last month after a £1.75million fee was agreed to release him from his contract in Amsterdam. The 52-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.Here’s what he said.Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United. (Image: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)Daniel MurphyGood morning Welcome to today’s United blog.

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