sport news Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT return to pre-season training today due to family ... trends now
United have accepted the explanation for his absence. Ronaldo was due back for his first day of pre-season under Erik ten Hag on Monday but will now delay his return.
The news of delayed return comes days after he told the club that he wants to leave should they receive a suitable offer amid his concerns that the club is not moving forward quickly enough.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not expected back at Manchester United pre-season training on Monday
Sportsmail reported on Sunday that Ronaldo will hold talks with Erik ten Hag upon his return as he looks to resolve his future.
Ronaldo 'still has an affinity for the club' but at this stage of his career wants to be playing in the Champions League and does not see that happening at United.
Ronaldo has played 19 consecutive seasons in the Champions League, becoming the tournament's all-time top goal scorer with 141 goals. No player in history has featured in more Champions League matches than Ronaldo (183) as well.
But while Ronaldo wants to leave,