Over the weekend it emerged the 37-year-old had requested to depart Outdated Trafford if a suitable provide arrived following a disappointing first season again with a membership he gained medals aplenty at between 2003 and 2009.
Ronaldo was conspicuous by his absence on Monday when new boss Erik ten Hag welcomed United’s worldwide gamers to Carrington for the beginning of pre-season coaching.
Cristiano Ronaldo stays absent from pre-season coaching however Manchester United preserve the annoyed star just isn’t on the market.
The membership accepted his clarification that household causes meant he was unable to report for coaching, which they nonetheless do because the veteran ahead’s absence rolled onto Thursday.
It’s unclear whether or not Ronaldo might be on the aircraft when Ten Hag’s facet head to Thailand on Friday for the beginning of their pre-season tour, however United insist he might be a part of the squad this season.
Having repeatedly mentioned in latest weeks that Ronaldo just isn’t on the market, the membership preserve that stance stays unchanged amid stories they’re in truth prepared to promote the Portugal worldwide.
There look to be touchdown spots for the vastly-paid former Actual Madrid ahead and the PA information company understands Chelsea are nonetheless weighing up their degree of curiosity.
Fan favorite Ronaldo solely returned to Outdated Trafford final summer time, becoming a member of from Juventus for a payment rising to 23million euros (£19.6m).
Ronaldo scored 24 targets in all competitions and was named Sir Matt Busby Participant of the Yr, however particular person high quality was unable to stop his first season again at United ending trophyless and with a sixth-placed end within the Premier League.
Europa League soccer awaits as Ten Hag begins his rebuild, which is able to go up a gear when United journey to Thailand to face rivals Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday.
United then head to Australia, the place fixtures towards Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Melbourne are adopted by a pleasant towards Aston Villa in Perth.
Ten Hag up to now solely has one new face to name upon after United accomplished the signing of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, that means there are nonetheless key areas of the squad that want strengthening.
The membership’s well-documented pursuit of Frenkie de Jong continues and is known to have been difficult by Barcelona owing the Holland worldwide wages.
Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to hitch, with a three-year contract being drawn up, and the Outdated Trafford giants have a agency curiosity in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.
Discussions have been held about Ajax winger Antony, whereas Brazilian compatriot Andreas Pereira is heading for an Outdated Trafford exit.