Why Erik ten Hag is not allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to start for Manchester United?

Cristiano Ronaldo's position in the Manchester United squad has already been decided and it could play a huge role in his future.

Ronaldo was absent from Manchester United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia. He took part in the 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who supposedly tried all summer to leave Manchester United, did not start their season-opener against Brighton.

Ten Hag believes Marcus Rashford will be United's main striker this season. Due to his lack of fitness, Ronaldo has also lost the support of his teammates.

Ronaldo is out of sync and relies on instinct, which does not work in Ten Hag's system.

Ten Hag explained why he benched Ronaldo in the first half at Old Trafford, stating that the Portuguese forward had a short pre-season and was not in the "right fitness levels."

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