Cristiano Ronaldo to play in friendly against Rayo Vallecano

Ronaldo was not included in the United team for Saturday's exhibition match in Oslo against Atletico Madrid.

By Web Desk
July 30, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo — Twitter

KARACHI: Cristiano Ronaldo said he will play in Sunday's friendly match between Manchester United and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese forward, who was absent from the team's preseason tour of Thailand and Australia owing to personal obligations, wants to leave United this summer.

Additionally, Ronaldo was not included in the United team for Saturday's exhibition match in Oslo against Atletico Madrid.

He did, however, imply on Instagram that he will play Rayo Vallecano of La Liga.

He wrote the following in response to a post by a Ronaldo fan page about him skipping the match in Norway: "Domingo o rei joga" which translates as "Sunday the king plays".

United's new signing Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez will take part in Sunday's game against Rayo Vallecano, while others are ill or injured.

Ronaldo reportedly reaffirmed his intention to quit the United organisation when he spoke with Erik ten Hag on Tuesday. Additionally, he was absent from the private play versus Wrexham on Wednesday.

Ronaldo is "in our plans" and "not for sale," according to Ten Hag.

Ronaldo rejoined United last season following stints with Juventus and Real Madrid.

Despite the fact that he ended the season as the club's leading scorer, United had a dismal campaign and didn't make the Champions League after placing sixth in the Premier League.