Cristiano Ronaldo has indicated he can be concerned in Manchester United’s pleasant with Rayo Vallecano at Outdated Trafford on Sunday.
The Portugal ahead desires United to let him go away this summer time and missed the membership’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia on account of private causes.
Ronaldo, 37, was additionally disregarded of United’s squad for Saturday’s pleasant with Atletico Madrid in Oslo.
However he steered on Instagram he’ll face La Liga aspect Rayo Vallecano.
Commenting on a put up by a Ronaldo fan web page about him lacking the sport in Norway, he wrote: “Domingo o rei joga” which interprets as “Sunday the king performs”.
United mentioned gamers not within the 21-man travelling squad for the Atletico sport – which incorporates new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen – “will participate in Sunday’s sport towards Rayo Vallecano, whereas others are in poor health or injured.”
Ronaldo met with United supervisor Erik ten Hag on Tuesday and is known to have reiterated his want to depart the Outdated Trafford outfit. He additionally missed Wednesday’s match towards Wrexham that was held behind closed doorways.
Ten Hag has beforehand mentioned Ronaldo is “not on the market” and “in our plans”.
Ronaldo returned to United final season after spells with Actual Madrid and Juventus.
Whereas he completed because the membership’s prime scorer, United endured a disappointing season, lacking out on Champions League qualification after ending sixth within the Premier League.
Meaning Ronaldo, who has a 12 months left on his United contract plus an non-obligatory 12 months, faces taking part in within the Europa League for the primary time.
It isn’t one thing he’s viewing with relish and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner feels there may very well be extra engaging choices obtainable to him at this stage in his profession.
Chelsea ended their curiosity within the participant earlier this month, whereas he has additionally been linked with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid.
Atletico followers have urged their membership to not get entangled in discussions round signing Ronaldo.
United open their 2022-23 Premier League season at residence to Brighton on Sunday, 7 August.