Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford before final whistle of Manchester United draw

Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium before the end of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano after being substituted at half time.

Ronaldo, 37, made his comeback against the Spanish side after missing United’s tour of Thailand and Australia to resolve a family problem.

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He started the game before being substituted after the first 45 minutes. He was pictured leaving Old Trafford before the final whistle, with United sources thereafter refusing to comment on whether his early departure was approved by manager Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo is keen to leave the club this summer to find regular Champions League football elsewhere. He has been linked with transfers to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, although sources have told ESPN that United have not yet received a serious offer for the Portuguese attacker.

Sources have told ESPN that Ten Hag encouraged squad members who played Atletico Madrid 24 hours earlier to attend the friendly against Rayo.

Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay were among the players who watched from the director’s box, while others sat in the hospitality boxes. They watched as Ronaldo’s replacement, Amad, opened the scoring for United early in the second half before Alvaro Garcia equalized for the visitors shortly after as United finished their season campaign with three wins, two draws and one defeat. their six games.

“In general I am happy, we have made a good pre-season,” said Ten Hag. “We are making good progress and we are ready for the season, but I know there is a lot of room for improvement and we need to improve.

“It’s also a process that continues throughout the season, but for next week it’s also about a result. The reception was fantastic. I felt the atmosphere in the stadium, I felt the atmosphere they want to send to the team. “

“There has to be cooperation between fans and the team so that we get the right emotion and above all the right results.”

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