Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his pleasure at playing with the team again on Sunday after missing training. A message that contrasts with the behavior of the Portuguese, who left the stadium ten minutes before the end of the match.
Cristiano Ronaldo released two different images on Sunday for his comeback with Manchester United. After missing the preparation, the Portuguese striker played his first friendly match against Rayo Vallecano (1-1) at Old Trafford. And, apparently, that delighted him. “Happy to be back”, wrote the Portuguese on his Twitter account on Sunday evening. A message that contrasts with a very different reality.
The five-time Ballon d’Or was replaced at half-time by Erik ten Hag, who recently judged him physically behind his teammates. He is even the only player to have left his partners at the break and he liked it much less than his message suggests. According to The Times, the Portuguese – who didn’t follow the second half on the bench – left the stadium ten minutes before the final whistle. His departure from Old Trafford was immortalized by many fans.
Manchester United and ten Hag silent on the subject
Under contract until 2023 with an optional year, Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United to join a club playing in the Champions League. He thus missed all the preparation at the start of the season, officially for “personal reasons”. During this absence, he was offered to many leaders including PSG who did not follow up. The latest rumors point to an interest from Atlético de Madrid, which has angered some Colchoneros supporters, who are opposed to his arrival.
Asked by the Times, Manchester United did not respond to Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the stadium on Sunday evening. No press conference was scheduled after the match and Erik ten Hag only spoke on the club’s channel, MUTV. The Dutch coach was not asked about it.
Source: Times Sport