Here are the Manchester United headlines on Saturday 14 May.
Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the silence on the appointment of Erik ten Hag
Cristiano Ronaldo has warned that Erik ten Hag will need time to succeed at Manchester United, although he remains hopeful the club will contend for trophies next season. Despite Ronaldo’s goalscoring exploits, for which he was crowned Premier League Player of the Month in April, United have endured another dismal season and their trophy drought has stretched to five years.
However, one thing the club managed to achieve was their goal of hiring their next permanent manager before the end of the campaign. It was announced that Ajax boss Ten Hag would take over from him in the summer of last month after a £1.75m fee was agreed to release him from his Amsterdam contract.
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The 52-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. Ronaldo was impressed by Ten Hag’s exploits at Ajax but made it clear that he must be given time and the authority to make a serious change at Old Trafford if the club is to finally return to its past glory.
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Jude Bellingham confirms summer transfer plans
Jude Bellingham insists he will remain at Borussia Dortmund next season amid continued interest from United in his signing. The England international turned down a move to Old Trafford two years ago to join the Bundesliga outfit, after deciding that Dortmund could offer him the best environment for his development.
The 18-year-old Bellingham shone in Germany and benefited from regular playing time in both domestic play and European competition. His stellar performances have led to increased interest in signing him, and both United and Liverpool are understood to be admirers of the former Birmingham City midfielder.
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