Cristiano Ronaldo is able to function in Manchester United’s opening Premier League fixture in opposition to Brighton (AMA/Getty)
The 37-year-old has been pushing to depart Outdated Trafford all summer time however regardless of his agent, Jorge Mendes, holding talks with a number of golf equipment together with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, there have been no takers.
Ronaldo missed nearly all of United’s pre-season marketing campaign on account of household causes and spent a whole lot of the summer time coaching on his personal in Portugal.
He returned final week to renew coaching together with his teammates and performed 45 minutes in United’s last pre-season pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano final Sunday.
Nonetheless, Erik ten Hag was sad with Ronaldo’s conduct as he was among the many gamers who left Outdated Trafford earlier than the ultimate whistle. Ten Hag referred to as this ‘unacceptable’ however insisted throughout his press convention on Friday that it was unfair to single out Ronaldo over the incident.
Ronaldo is obtainable for choice this weekend and the Daily Mirror report that the 37-year-old has been ‘flying’ in coaching, in keeping with sources on the Carrington.
The report additionally claims that Ronaldo has made it clear to Ten Hag that he’s match sufficient to function in opposition to Brighton on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram publish on Saturday night suggests he’s able to play (Instagram)
In an Instagram publish on Saturday night, Ronaldo additionally signalled to supporters that he’s prepared to play for United as he posted an image from final weekend’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano with the caption ‘prepared’.
Ten Hag already faces a variety dilemma forward of his first official recreation for United as he’s with out Anthony Martial to steer his assault.
The French ahead is sidelined with a hamstring harm, which suggests Marcus Rashford may deputise by way of the center, or Ronaldo may begin regardless of his lack of minutes throughout pre-season.
When requested if he content material with Ronaldo being at United, Ten Hag stated: ‘I’m actually completely satisfied, I advised you earlier than.
‘We’ve a high striker, actually completely satisfied he’s right here with the squad and we persist with the plan.
‘I’m happy with the entire workforce, we’re working good [with a] good tradition and Cristiano is working actually powerful and laborious.’
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