Speaking to Lord Ping, Gary Pallister said: “There’s no surprise Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo there, Cristiano wants to be there, I think it’s a good thing for the players around the club.
“Players of that ilk, as long as they’re not a bad influence, as long as they’re helping the young players come through. Who else is better to listen to than Ronaldo? One of the greatest players that has ever played the game.
“It’s no surprise Ten Hag wants him there next season, he’s doing the business on the pitch, he looks after himself really well, he’s a model professional so I’m not surprised Ten Hag wants him to still be involved.”
Ronaldo is expected to honor his Manchester United contract to stay at Old Trafford for the 2022-23 campaign under new manager Ten Hag.
The Dutchman himself is looking forward to working with the 37-year-old, stating in his first official press conference that Cristiano consistently brings goals.