Manchester United insist they have no problem with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Old Trafford before the end of the Rayo Vallecano friendly – despite fans angered by his early exit after he was tied at halftime by Erik ten Hag on his long-awaited return.
- Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United’s friendly match against Rayo Vallecano early
- After initially refusing to comment, United said they had no problem with Ronaldo
- The 37-year-old is believed to be one of a number of players who left early
Manchester United insisted they had no problems with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Old Trafford before the end of the 1-1 friendly match against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
The failed Portuguese star played the first 45 minutes of the match but was the only player to be replaced by manager Erik ten Hag at the end of the first half.
It came amid uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford with Ronaldo wanting to leave the club as United do not have Champions League football this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo seemed to be leaving his Manchester United friendly with Rayo Vallecano early
United initially refused to comment but made it clear that the club had no problems with Ronaldo
As I mentioned Sky Sports Via the mirror, United initially declined to comment on Sunday, but they have now made it clear that the club had no problem leaving Ronaldo early as he was one of the players who did the same.
The 37-year-old was replaced at the break by Ahmed Diallo, who gave United the lead with a rebound from close range in the 48th minute.
But Rayo Vallecano equalized by finishing off Alvaro Garcia Rivera after nine minutes.
Ten Hag was satisfied with what he saw from his squad during pre-season as he insisted that his squad are ready for Sunday’s Premier League opener against Brighton.
Head coach Erich Ten Hag was impressed by what he saw from his team in pre-season
‘In general, sure [happy with pre-season]I think we’re making a good start to the season and making good progress. We are ready for the season, but I know there is still a lot of room for improvement and we have to improve.
This is also an ongoing process in the season, but it is also about the result in the next week. He. She [team selection] It was a mixture of experience and youth, some men met each other for the first time today, so what do you expect?
I saw the situation was great, they fought and worked for each other and that was a positive. We created a lot of chances, well, we also missed chances, but I think we have to be satisfied with the performance.