‘Working in progress’: Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured back training with Man United for the first time as wantaway star poses with second-string at Carrington while first-team play in Oslo… as he prepares for Old Trafford return on Sunday
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured training with Manchester United on Sunday
- The 37-year-old star posed next to some of the club’s second string players
- He was left back in Manchester on Friday and missed the loss to Atletico Madrid
- But Ronaldo is expected to feature in United’s final pre-season match on Sunday
Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured training with Manchester United for the first time since telling the club he wants to leave.
With speculation rife regarding the wantaway Portuguese superstar’s future at Old Trafford, Ronaldo took to Twitter to post a photo of him training at Carrington.
The 37-year-old is seen posing next to fringe players Amad Diallo, Charlie Savage and Hannibal Mejbri as he captioned the photo ‘Working in progress…’.
Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to confirm he is back training with Manchester United
Ronaldo was left behind in Manchester on Friday after 21 players traveled to Norwegian capital Oslo for the 1-0 loss against Atletico Madrid.
But he is expected to take part in the final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Ronaldo, alongside his agent Jorge Mendes, held showdown talks with United’s hierarchy this week – after telling the club of his intentions to leave earlier this summer.
The Portuguese star missed the loss to Atletico Madrid but is likely to feature on Sunday
It’s said that Mendes informed the club that Ronaldo has a ‘live offer’ and that a transfer fee must be named for his star.
Ronaldo only returned to Carrington on Tuesday after missing all of United’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia.
The club had hoped to win over Ronaldo but talks have failed to change his mind about wishing leave – although he will carry on in a professional manner.
Ronaldo informed the club he wishes to leave in search of Champions League football
Talks have failed to change striker’s mind about wishing to leave but he will carry on in a professional manner.
Losing Ronaldo will come as a big blow to the club after he scored 24 goals in 38 appearances across all competition last season.
Ten Hag’s side will start the Premier League campaign with a home game against Graham Potter’s Brighton on August 7.