Ten Hag Breaks Silence on Ronaldo's Manchester United Exit

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has spoken about Cristiano Ronaldo's exit for the first time since his contract with the club was terminated.

The 37-year-old, who has recently been linked with a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, left United by mutual consent following his controversial comments made on Piers Morgan's TalkTV. Ten Hag was one of the recipients of Ronaldo's criticisms in that interview, but rather than issue a direct response, the Dutchman has expressed his desire to move on from the whole episode and look to the future.

On the premature exit of the Portugal international, whose contract had been due to run until next summer, Ten Hag said to MUTV: "He’s gone and it’s the past. We are now looking forward and we’re looking to the future."