Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo is a great distance behind his team-mates on the subject of being ready for the brand new season.
Ronaldo made his first look of United’s pre-season on Sunday, taking part in 45 minutes towards Rayo Vallecano earlier than being withdrawn at half-time and leaving Previous Trafford earlier than the sport had come to an finish.
Ten Hag declined to talk to the media after the sport, speaking solely to MUTV in an interview which didn’t point out Ronaldo in any respect.
Nevertheless, earlier than the match, he confessed that Ronaldo has a whole lot of work to do to catch as much as his team-mates in preparation for the brand new season.
When requested for an replace on Ronaldo’s scenario, Ten Hag advised Viaplay: “It is like earlier than. We plan with him, he is within the squad.
“I can’t inform [how far away from Premier League fitness Ronaldo is]. He’s undoubtedly not on the extent of our squad gamers at this second as a result of he missed a whole lot of weeks.
“He wants video games and he wants a whole lot of coaching.”
United get their Premier League marketing campaign underway on Sunday with a go to from Brighton, and Ten Hag must decide on Ronaldo’s involvement in that recreation. Anthony Martial has been the boss’ most popular starter throughout pre-season, nearly all of which Ronaldo missed resulting from ‘private causes’.
90min understands that Ronaldo nonetheless needs to depart United this summer time however won’t refuse to play for Ten Hag if a transfer fails to materialise.