Australian football star Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Manchester United’s visit to Manchester United.
Ronaldo did not train with the Red Devils in his family last week and did not board a pre-match trip to rivals Liverpool in Bangkok.
The 37-year-old has reportedly failed to qualify for the Champions League and has reportedly asked to leave the Premier League giants.
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However, new Manchester United boss Eric Ten Hag has insisted that Ronaldo is “not for sale” despite rumors and speculations about the future.
“We are planning for Cristiano Ronaldo this year and that is it and I look forward to working with him,” said Tin Hagg on the eve of the Liverpool clash.
I have read it but Christian I say is not for sale, it is in our plans and we want success together.
The former Ajax coach also revealed that he had spoken to the striker before reports emerged last week that he wanted to leave.
“I talked to him before this issue happened,” he added.
“I talked to him and we had a good conversation.”
Manchester United finished sixth in the Premier League last season and will play in the Europa League next season.
To make matters worse, the Red Devils beat relegation-threatened Manchester City by 35 points, while Tottenham finished fourth with 13 points.
Ten Legends has been a big challenge for Old Trafford, which has not won a silver medal since 2017.
However, new manager Harry Maguire has confirmed that he will remain captain of the club, ending a debate over who will lead the club this season.
“He’s a captain who has been around for over four years,” he said.
“(He) has had a lot of success so I have no doubt about that.”
Manchester United have completed the signing of Fulbach Tyrel Malasi from Feyenoord so far.
However, the club are close to signing former Tottenham and Brentford midfielder Christian Erickson and Dutchman Franኪois de Jong from Barcelona.
“We want to add the right players,” he said of United’s lack of activity in the transfer market.
“I have never talked to players who are not connected to United, players from different clubs. I can’t tell you anything about this.
“We have a very good team, we are working to improve our game and when the opportunity arises we will beat.”
Liverpool striker Diego Jotta could have his first chance to shine for Liverpool in a new match against Old Trafford in Thailand.
Following the departures of Sadio Mane, Divok Origini and Takumi Minamino, Jotta has revealed that he wants to strengthen his place in Liverpool’s starting line-up for the new season.
“Of course, those (three) said goodbye and only one arrived – well Fabio (Carvalho) and I’m not sure where he will play. Of course, over the years you have added more responsibilities, ”Jotta told Liverpool FC.com.
“Of course this allows me to be one of the great players, and that comes with more responsibilities, but I think I’m ready for that.
I hope to be on the scoreboard most of the time and that is what I want the winning team to do to help us win football matches.
Liverpool vs Manchester United kicks off at 11pm.