Cristiano Ronaldo did not travel on Man Utd’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to family reasons; the Portuguese forward had asked to leave Old Trafford in a desire to play Champions League football; Man Utd’s season begins on August 7 against Brighton.
The 37-year-old arrived at United’s Carrington training ground with his agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday morning ahead of talks over his future. Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also seen arriving but it is understood he is there for a regular board meeting with chief executive Richard Arnold.
WE UNDERSTAND: Sir Alex Ferguson is at Carrington for a regular football board meeting. Richard Arnold & David Gill there too. Scheduled months ago. His attendance is Totally separate from any discussions involving CR & Mendes
Ronaldo flew back to the UK on Monday after missing the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to family reasons, with the explanation accepted by the club.
Ten Hag admitted he was unclear over the situation ahead of the tour – but Ronaldo will now start training with the club on Tuesday after training away from the squad in recent weeks.