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Cristiano will not play in the pre-season tour with United

Published:8/07/2022 - 17:14h

Updated:8/07/2022 - 18:08h

Cristiano Ronaldo has not traveled with the United squad for friendly matches in Thailand, Australia and Norway. The Portuguese has refused to attend for family reasons, although his desire to leave the club could be related.

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Of face to the start of the season 2022-23, Cristiano Ronaldo continues presionando to abandon the rows of the Manchester United. In this occasion, the Portuguese has decided not travelling beside the rest of the staff for the commitments of the English team in Thailand Australia and Norwegian in the frame of the stage of preparation to the control of the trainer, Erik Have Hag.

The attacker has argued that his absence is due to familiar reasons, although from distinct means signal that all the movement would obey to his interest of not continuing playing for the 'network devils' and go in search of other options in the market of signings that allow him contest the next edition of the Champions, a tournament for which the mancunianos could not classify.

Cristiano has been present in the announcement of the new T-shirts the club for the course 2022-23, but has not been able to do it for the recording of a spot beside Éric Cantona and David Beckham, two historical figures of the Manchester United that also dressed the dorsal '7'. For the moment, the uncertainty cierne on the future of the Portuguese star in the middle of the market of passes.

Other similar episodes to the 'Christian case'

With this turns, the new trainer will look for to evaluate the level of the staff and put in practical his diagrams and philosophy of game. It is not the first time that the United starts a pre-season without one of his main figures. Already previously they have taken place similar episodes, as in the case of Paul Pogba, the one who during the summer of 2019 gave to know his wish to go out of the club to few days of one turns by Asia and Oceania.

Even so, the most striking case for then was the one of Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian could not be present for the first friendly crashes of the United and finished leaving to Italy to add to the rows of the Inter of Milan. A year before, the changing room mancuniano already was being the centre of the controversy when José Mourinho was to charge of the technical direction.

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