The Portuguese star has the potential to transform United’s attack.

Erik Ten Hag said Cristiano Ronaldo still had a future below him at Manchester United, although he launched the striker for Liverpool on Old Trafford on Monday. Ronaldo was left on the bench when the United Jurgen Klopp team was amazed by a 2-1 victory thanks to the goals of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford. Sancho and Rashford were part of a front that flows freely with Anthony Elaga, but Ten Hag thinks that Ronaldo can be included in his system. 86th minute. He has spent his entire career under different managers, styles, and systems. He has always performed, so why can't he do it? "His age isn't a problem. If you're good enough, old, and still acting, then you're good enough." Ronaldo was one of four substitutions made by Ten Hag following the humiliating 4-0 defeat at Brentford, in which captain Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, and Fred also fell on the bench. "We have a squad and a way of play, of style, but also a game plan," Ten Hag said when asked about the reasons behind his team selection. "You look at what's the best approach for the game. We need a squad because we have many games to cover so we make a team out of the squad, we stick together as a squad and we achieve a lot. I'm confident about that." Ten Hag is set to have new signing Casemiro available when he takes his team to Southampton on Saturday. The Brazil midfielder watched from the stands after being unveiled on the pitch ahead of kickoff against Liverpool and is in line to make his debut at St Mary's. "He has won so many trophies in his career," Ten Hag said. "He knows the road, how you win games and how you win trophies. We have more players who have already won trophies in their careers. "That has to be a guidance for the rest of the team, so they know and understand how to win things."