(Reuters) – Manchester United ahead Cristiano Ronaldo won’t journey with the squad for his or her pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia after being given break day to take care of a household challenge, a supply on the Premier League membership stated on Thursday.
The 37-year-old Portuguese’s future at Old Trafford has been the topic of intense hypothesis after he reportedly informed the membership of his need to depart so as to play within the Champions League subsequent season.
The supply, nonetheless, maintained that the Portugal worldwide, who has a yr left on his contract, will not be on the market.
United’s tour will get underway in opposition to Liverpool in Bangkok on July 12 earlier than video games in opposition to Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace. They additionally face Aston Villa in Perth on July 23.
It is unclear when Ronaldo will rejoin the squad.
Ronaldo scored 24 objectives in all competitions for United final season as they completed sixth within the league and missed out on Champions League qualification.
They kick off the brand new marketing campaign at dwelling in opposition to Brighton & Hove Albion on Aug. 7 in supervisor Erik ten Hag’s first aggressive sport in cost.
(Reporting by Dhruv Munjal and Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru, modifying by Ed Osmond)