will not return to training with today amid mounting uncertainty over his future at the club.
United began training last week with players who were on international duty in June to arrive today after an extended break.
That group, including Ronaldo, were scheduled to arrive at Carrington this morning to meet with new manager Erik ten Hag for the first time.
But the 37-year-old will not be in attendance, citing ‘family reasons’ with United granting permission for his absence.
The former star
Ronaldo sealed a sensational return to Old Trafford last summer, 12 years after originally leaving the club for Real Madrid in 2009.
While he finished as top scorer with 24 goals, United endured a miserable 2021-22 campaign where they failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
United’s absence from that competition is understood to be a key factor behind his request to leave the club, having also shared concerns over the club’s lack of signings this summer.
, meeting with the Blues’ new owner Todd Boehly to discuss the idea of a move to Stamford Bridge.
Paris Saint-Germain have also been named as a possible next destination but recent reports claim the Ligue 1 giants are not interested in a move.
Bayern Munich and Napoli have also been linked with moves but
United will fly out to Bangkok to begin their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia on Friday.
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