Erik ten Hag insists 'nothing has changed' with Cristiano Ronaldo amid rumours of a summer exit

Despite rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo wanting out at Manchester United, Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag insists the club are adamant on keeping him.

Erik ten Hag's reign as Manchester United boss got off to a flying start this week, with the Red Devils sealing a 4-0 victory over arch-rivals Liverpool in Thailand.

But even a dominant victory over their rivals wasn't enough to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to stay in Manchester for the upcoming season.

With the Red Devils missing out on Champions League football for this campaign, Ronaldo has reportedly expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer.

However, while rumours of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich continue to rumble on, Manchester United insist the 37-year-old is not up for sale.

Erik ten Hag confirmed that he had spoke to Ronaldo last week, and on Thursday morning the Dutchman again addressed the situation.

Speaking ahead of United's pre-season clash with Melbourne Victory, Ten Hag said, "We made a statement (on Ronaldo). Nothing has changed.

"It is pre-season but football you play to win. In the end, it's always important winning.

"But of course it is pre-season, we have to develop our team, so that is also a really big target for the game."

When it comes to developing the team, United seem to be on the verge of signing Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez, with both clubs close to agreeing a £45million deal for the defender.

Having worked with the Argentine before at Ajax, Ten Hag will hope Martinez can help to instil a new playing style at Old Trafford.

"In every part of the of the team I want proactivity," Ten Hag said. "That's the most important, that players take initiative - on the ball and off the ball, offence and defence.

"I would not say that we played man marking (against Liverpool) On a certain moment we played man marking and we want to press.

"We want to press all day, by that I mean proactive football.

"Sometimes we can we do that high but if (it's) not possible then we have to read it as a team and we drop lower.

"But, still, we want to press. That has to be the intention all day."

United are back in action on Friday morning, with their match against Melbourne Victory starting at 11:05 BST.

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