Erik ten Hag has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo has told him he wants to stay at Manchester United.

Ronaldo has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer although United are adamant he is not for sale.

But speaking at a news conference on Friday, Ten Hag said it was an "assumption" the 37-year-old wants a move and hinted that privately he has said he wants to stay.

"That is your assumption [that Ronaldo wants to leave] -- that is not what he is telling me," said Ten Hag.

"I deal with the players we have and we plan with him for this season and we are happy with him and we have to fit him into the team so he has to come at the right fitness levels so that he can do the job that we expect him to do.

"In every press conference we already confirmed that he is in our plans. We plan with him so we also plan around him."