Cristiano Ronaldo went back to training with Manchester United on Tuesday. He didn’t play in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea because he was sick. Erik ten Hag has said that Ronaldo will be in the United team that plays Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday at Old Trafford in the Europa League.
Ronaldo trained with Manchester United on Tuesday for the first time since Saturday, when he wasn’t used in the game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The score was 1-1.
Ten Hag gave the 37-year-old player a yellow card because he left Old Trafford early and refused to come on as a late substitute in last week’s 2-0 win over Tottenham at home. Manchester United won the game.
Even so, Ronaldo and Ten Hag have been in touch often since then, and United manager Ten Hag has confirmed that the captain of Portugal will be able to play in the game against the Moldovan club Sheriff.
During his press conference before the game, Ten Hag confirmed that Cristiano will be playing on Thursday.
In addition to Cristiano Ronaldo, United’s other returning players are right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, captain Harry Maguire, and midfielder Donny van de Beek. Anthony Martial is still not available for the forward spot.
Erik ten Hag has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the Manchester United squad for Thursday’s Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol.
Ten Hag went on to say, “Harry, Donny, and Aaron are all in training to get ready for Thursday’s game.”
“I’ll decide what to do [on Wednesday] after work out,” she said.
Maguire, who has been out with a muscle problem, started the first two games of Ten Hag’s time in charge, but he has only played for United three more times since then due to bad play and more forced absences.
Both the Dutch manager and Gareth Southgate, who is in charge of England and will choose his team for the World Cup in two weeks, are in a tough spot because of this.