The boss maintained that he was pleased to have Cristiano on board, not least because the in-form Anthony Martial, who led the forward line during the majority of our pre-season fixtures, has an injury.
“How do I feel about starting the season with Ronaldo? I’m really happy,” said Ten Hag.
“I had told you before: we planned with him for the season. We have a top striker and I’m really happy he’s here, he’s in the squad and we stick to the plan.”