LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP)— Cristiano Ronaldo will not journey with Manchester United for their pre-time tour of Thailand and Australia just after the Portugal striker was provided added time off to deal with a relatives issue.
Ronaldo was absent on Monday when new United manager Erik ten Hag welcomed the club’s intercontinental players to Carrington for the get started of pre-period instruction.
The forward told the club he was working with a household issue and remained absent on Thursday.
As a end result, Ronaldo will not be aspect of the team flying to Bangkok on Friday and there is no estimate of when he will url up with United, who face Liverpool in Thailand on Tuesday right before flying to Australia.
It emerged around the weekend that the 37-12 months-outdated had asked to leave Old Trafford following escalating sad with their lousy kind since his return final yr.
United missed a Champions League location following finishing sixth in the Leading League.
However, United insist Ronaldo will be aspect of the squad this period amid described desire from Chelsea and Napoli.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be aspect of the Manchester United occasion scheduled to depart for our pre-time tour of Thailand and Australia on Friday. He has been granted added time off to deal with a spouse and children challenge,” a United spokesperson advised the Manchester Night News.
“Cristiano remains underneath deal with Manchester United for an additional year and he is not for sale.”
Ronaldo scored 24 targets in all competitions last time and was named the club’s Participant of the Yr, but United’s hold out for a initially trophy given that 2017 dragged on.