Cristiano Ronaldo played for 45 minutes as Manchester United drew with Rayo Vallecano.© AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo Played for 45 minutes as he made his first Manchester United appearance in 12 weeks during a 1–1 pre-season draw cry Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday. The 37-year-old Portugal forward, who missed the club’s pre-season tours of Thailand and Australia due to personal reasons, is reportedly looking to leave the club he rejoined last year. Former Real Madrid and Juventus Star ronaldo Finished last season as United’s top scorer with 24 goals. But the campaign as a whole was a major disappointment for the club, with a sixth place in the Premier League meaning they missed out on qualification for the Champions League.
Ronaldo was dropped from the United squad for a friendly with Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday.
But, commenting on a post on a fan page about missing the game in Norway, Ronaldo wrote on Friday: “Domingo o ri joga” which translates as “Sunday the king play”.
Ronaldo applauded fans on both sides of the field as he led the team to pre-match practice on Sunday.
The veteran forward had a clear chance during his 45-minute appearance against United’s Spanish opponents, but went over the bar after Donny van de Beek ran into the take-off.
new signature Christian Eriksen And lisandro Martinez both spent an hour in a game set up by new United manager Eric ten Haag for players who did not play a major role in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Atletico.
Amad Diallo, who was on loan at Scottish giants Rangers last season, gave United the lead early in the second half when the 20-year-old Ivory Coast winger fired in a rebound after a shot alex Tails was saved.
United began their Premier League campaign on 7 August at home to Brighton.
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