Cristiano Ronaldo was expected. This Tuesday morning, the Portuguese international had an appointment with Erik ten Hag at Carrington, Manchester United’s training center. It was there that several photographers were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Lusitanian star. For about a week, the British media have been scrutinizing the smallest actions of CR7, sidelined from the professional group since last Thursday.
His attitude during the game against Tottenham was not appreciated, as the 37-year-old refused to enter the game before going to the locker room and left Old Trafford before the final whistle. In agreement with his management, Erik ten Hag did without his services against Chelsea and sent him to the U21s. But it was alone that he trained, accompanied only by physical trainers.
CR7 is reinstated
After several days of sidelining, CR7 was to meet this Tuesday with his coach. The two men had to take stock of the situation and see how to live together in the coming months. The Daily Mail reports that the meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag, who has the full support of the dressing room, went very well. The British publication explains that he has decided to return to Portuguese, with which he was visibly in constant contact in recent days.
The 37-year-old striker therefore returned to the professional group on Tuesday. the Daily Mail also adds that he is applying for a place in the group and in the team to participate in the Europa League match on Thursday against Sheriff Tiraspol. Good news for CR7, who has obviously found common ground with Ten Hag. The latter expected an apology and that his player accepts his new status, that is to say that he is not a systematic holder. The two men have obviously made peace for the moment. Good news for MU.
Ronaldo’s return follows talks with manager Erik ten Hag at Carrington this morning. Ten Hag was keen for Ronaldo to return to the fold but first wanted to hear that he was truly sorry for refusing to continue as a Spurs under-v last week and then leaving OT before full-time. #mufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisWheelerDM) October 25, 2022