‘Sunday King Plays’, Ronaldo says in cryptic Instagram hint on his imminent return to Man United

‘Sunday King Plays’, Ronaldo says in cryptic Instagram hint on his imminent return to Man United


Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to pull on a Manchester United shirt for the first time in two-and-a-half months as the Red Devils host Spanish side Rayo Vallecano in a friendly on Sunday.

The Portugal captain, 37, has announced he will return to action for his club this Sunday despite the fact he was left out of the squad to face Atletico Madrid in Oslo, Norway on Saturday. He is yet to make an appearance under Erik ten Hag having missed United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia for ‘family reasons’.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, has been pushing to leave Old Trafford to join a club which can offer him Champions League football, but his manager has insisted he is going nowhere. The striker has been forced to address claims about his future with just over one week remaining until the start of United’s Premier League campaign.

In a major boost for Ten Hag, Ronaldo has announced he is ready to feature for the Red Devils for the first time since the 4-0 defeat by Brighton in early May. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner responded to a post on one of his many Instagram fan pages, which shared the list of the 21-man squad travelling to Scandinavia for Saturday’s clash with Atletico.

The post was captioned, “Cristiano Ronaldo did not make the list of Manchester United players for this weekend’s friendly games against Atletico Madrid (Saturday) and Rayo Vallecano (Sunday). His future remains open…”

Cristiano Ronaldo commented on an Instagram post, writing: “Sunday the King plays”

The Man United star reportedly has an offer from a rival team, with boyhood club Sporting Lisbon in the mix. Despite what the fan page claimed, the squad list only applied for the game against Atletico, and not the fixture against Rayo Vallecano the following day.

Ronaldo pointed this out in the comments on Friday evening as he simply declared: “Sunday the King plays.” While the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward has announced himself ready to return to action for United, Ten Hag may well have

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