Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to have started to end the speculations about his future, when he played in Manchester United’s latest preseason game against Rayo Vallecano, but the Portuguese only played in the first half, and immediately after being substituted he exited Old Trafford, with some fans able to see him outside as he departed.
Coach Erik Ten Hag’s team continues to prepare for this season, and decided to take Cristiano of the match in favor of Amad Diallo.
Cristiano Ronaldo had permission or was he upset?
After Ten Hag took Cristiano Ronaldo out of the game, the superstar didn’t came back out to the bench for the second half to watch his teammates perform.
Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t participate in Manchester United’s tour in Asia, and that might be an indication of why Erik Ten Hag didn’t allowed him to continue on the field.
Normally coaches use preseason games to watch players that don’t receive much opportunity during the year, allowing their starters to ease in into this new campaign.
Fans react to Cristiano Ronaldo’s early exit
Cristiano posted on social media a picture and captioned it: “Happy to be back”.
And even though he was applauded and cheered by fans inside Old Trafford during his first minutes played this preseason, some other fans didn’t like the Portuguese’s attitude, with many thinking that it might be best for him to leave, as they don’t think he’s fully committed.