The player has never publicly expressed a desire to leave the club, but he did not appear in pre-season training, and, according to the press, he claimed that family reasons were behind not participating in the tour that United recently made in Thailand and Australia.

Today, the 37-year-old forward was photographed arriving by car in Carrington, accompanied by his manager Jorge Mendes.

While the future of Ronaldo at Manchester United is in doubt, this is not being expressed by manager Erik ten Hag.

“Ronaldo's situation is clear: he is not for sale. I want to work with him, I can't say anything else because the situation is the same as it was a week ago”.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester last season, after three seasons at Juventus and still has a year left on his contract with the English club.