After leaving Manchester United, it was expected Ronaldo would go on to join a side with Champions League football so he could protect his record from Lionel Messi.
However, it appears no club left in the last-16 of the competition either wanted or could afford him.
Ronaldo conceded defeat in his quest to continue playing high-level football by signing a two-and-a-half year contract with Al Nassr, the only club to make an offer for Ronaldo in the summer.
Now, after Manchester United saw off Wolves in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off to climb into the top-four, Erik ten Hag was asked about Ronaldo’s transfer and stated:
“I don’t talk about the past, let’s talk about the future,” Ten Hag said after the 1-0 victory over Wolves. “We made a good step today.
“We have to win games, it’s the first time we are in the top four but it means nothing because there is a long way to go, many games are coming up, we have to live from game to game, we have to win every game.
“So collect the three points, get in a position and you can win something this season. That is what we are aiming for but it demands hard work from everyone and, of course, a good plan.”