Ten Hag has gotten what he wanted with Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United legend claims

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has gotten what he wanted following Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United exit.

Speaking on BBC Sport as part of their World Cup coverage, Ronaldo’s ex-teammate Ferdinand said he believed that both sides will be happy with the outcome.

“I think both parties will be delighted now,” Ferdinand said. “He has obviously done that with the mindset that he wanted to get out of the football club and wasn’t happy. He made that very clear. 

“I also think that Ten Hag has got what he wanted in this situation. Both parties are happy. Move on and it’s the next chapter for Ronaldo.”

Pressed on where Ronaldo could end up next, the former United defender added: ”Depends what the motivation is. Is it Champions League? Is it money? Is it just to continue laying somewhere with a nice climate? I think this will be planned out behind the scenes but I’m sure we’ll find out in due course.”