Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag has once again reinforced that Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo will not leave the English football club, despite many rumours surrounding his future.

"It's clear that Cristiano is part of my plans. We need quality players in every game", declared the Dutchman at a press conference.

Ten Hag was asked about the continuity of the forward, who has started in just one of the four games in the League so far, at a time when the press has been pointing out, for months, the dissatisfaction of the star for not playing in the Champions League.

Despite speculation, the coach says that "the transfer window will close like this" on Thursday, keeping "this squad at least for September until January".