Cristiano Ronaldo’s quest to return to full health continued with an look in Manchester United’s 5-1 behind-closed-doors win in opposition to Nationwide League facet Halifax City.
The Portugal worldwide spent most of pre-season in Portugal after requesting break day for private causes, lacking the membership’s tour of Thailand and Australia.
He has additionally requested a transfer to a membership competing on this season’s Champions League, however he’s in need of suitors and time is operating out to safe a switch away this window.
Ronaldo got here on as a second-half substitute in United’s 2-1 loss at residence to Brighton on Sunday, with midfielder Christian Eriksen beginning up entrance as a substitute. Erik ten Hag had beforehand insisted that the 37-year-old was not in match sufficient form to start out in opposition to the Seagulls.
And the Day by day Mail report that Ronaldo took half in a pleasant at United’s Carrington coaching floor on Monday, with a fairly senior Purple Devils facet beating Halifax 5-1.
The likes of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Garner, Anthony Elanga and Alejandro Garnacho additionally featured, whereas Tom Heaton began in purpose.
Ronaldo is going through a race in opposition to time to be match sufficient to start out United’s subsequent Premier League recreation – a visit to Brentford on Saturday night.
Ten Hag’s males then welcome Liverpool to Previous Trafford for his or her first actual check of the brand new season.