Cristiano Ronaldo has urged he’s set to make a primary Manchester United look underneath Erik ten Hag in Sunday’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano at Previous Trafford through a touch upon social media.
The striker, who desires to go away the membership this summer time, was absent from United’s shut season tour of Thailand and Australia as a consequence of a household challenge so didn’t characteristic in any of the three wins and a draw in the course of the fortnight journey.
Ronaldo has been at Carrington this week to debate his future with Ten Hag, United’s stance being that the 37-year-old shouldn’t be on the market. Whereas these talks are ongoing the Portuguese shouldn’t be in Oslo with the squad forward of Saturday’s penultimate pre-season pleasant in opposition to Atlético Madrid on the Ullevaal Stadium.
But with Ten Hag to handle his first recreation at Previous Trafford the next day – Sunday’s internet hosting of Vallecano – Ronaldo hinted he might characteristic within the last pleasant earlier than the 2022-23 marketing campaign begins subsequent weekend with Brighton’s go to.
To an Instagram put up commenting on his exclusion from the squad for the Atlético match, Ronaldo commented: “Domingo o rei joga,” – “Sunday, the king performs.”
United, when contacted by The Guardian on Friday night concerning the remark, didn’t supply any response on the put up although it’s understood Ten Hag is but to determine on his lineup for Sunday’s recreation.
Relating to the weekend double-header, United’s said on its web site: “A few of these absent from the squad will participate in Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Rayo Vallecano, whereas others are sick or injured. The squads for the matches have been designed to make sure that out there gamers get sufficient game-time throughout the 2 fixtures.”
Ronaldo has not performed for United since a 4-0 defeat at Brighton on 7 Might.