Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag has welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo to his squad before Thursday night’s Europa League clash with FC Sheriff. It means there’s a chance for Marcus Rashford to rest, who started during the weekend.
CR7 is back in training with the first team after being forced to train alone after being dropped from the side in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines after tunneling through Manchester United’s league win over Tottenham Hotspur last week. Cristiano Ronaldo was not present at the post-match celebrations at Old Trafford that day.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also reportedly left Old Trafford before the final whistle. After all, he even refused to be substituted in the game against the Spurs.
Eric Ten Hag and Ronaldo in the process of discussion
According to an update from journalists Chris Wheeler and Rob Dawson, today’s meeting between Ten Hag and Ronaldo went well. The Dutch player has sought an apology from the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and wants to face FC Sheriff.
Much has been said about the incident since then, with the likes of Piers Morgan criticizing the Red Devils for their treatment of the Portuguese legend. Ten Hag, however, has been in ‘constant dialogue with players in recent days, according to the aforementioned source.
The Dutch tactician believes the issue has been resolved and wants to move past the matter. According to reports, Ronaldo returned to training with the Old Trafford squad on Tuesday (25 October).
If the reports are to be believed, Ronaldo is again in contention to play for Manchester United this week. Ronaldo is scheduled to play against FC Sheriff in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday (October 27).
It remains to be seen what role the 37-year-old will play when the Red Devils face his side in Moldova. His last appearance for the team was a 0–0 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League.