Ten Hag backs Manchester United star to silence his critics. It’s not Maguire

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has backed Cristiano Ronaldo to silence his critics following a quiet start to the season for the Manchester United forward.

In an interview with Sky Sports Ten Hag said: “It’s quite normal. We had lots of players perform well for their nations. Some players who are maybe in a less shape, but one who can deal with that is Cristiano Ronaldo.

“His whole career the whole world looks at him and has high expectations of him and I’m sure he will come back. His whole career he scores and does well and everyone will be silent. I have every confidence.”

Ronaldo has scored just one goal this season, against Sheriff in the Europa League. He also struggled in the recent International break, failing to net in Portugal’s games against Czech Republic and Spain.