Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford before the end of Manchester United friendly Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday before the end with it being unclear if Erik ten Hag had given the 37-year-old permission to take action.

The striker, who needs to depart the membership, had performed a primary ever half underneath the new supervisor after lacking the earlier 5 pre-season video games as a result of a household subject. At the break Ten Hag changed the striker with Amad Diallo and he was later photographed exterior the stadium before the shut of the match. But, when it was requested of United whether or not Ronaldo was allowed to do this, the membership was unable to supply a clarification.

Ten Hag had earlier requested all of the squad, whether or not concerned or not, to have lunch collectively after which attend the warm-up recreation. United additionally performed on Saturday – the 1-0 defeat by Atlético Madrid in Oslo – the workforce landed again in Manchester at 8am on Sunday. A gaggle of gamers who included Diogo Dalot, Marcus Rashford, Brandon Williams, Anthony Elanga and Tyrell Malacia have been seated in the administrators’ field throughout the match with different non-playing squad members understood to be elsewhere in Old Trafford.

While Dalot was additionally in {a photograph} of Ronaldo leaving early, it was unclear whether or not the latter will face disciplinary motion from Ten Hag. As the supervisor had not scheduled a post-game convention afterwards the media have been unable to ask. But the participant might also not have happy the 52-year-old together with his “on Sunday the king performs” touch upon Instagram on Friday. As this both revealed delicate choice information or was presumptive on Ronaldo’s half, Ten Hag could also be dismayed at the impact on self-discipline and workforce spirit.

The Dutchman provided evaluation to MUTV of the precise efficiency and a pre-season that ends with three wins, two attracts and a loss, as United prepares to host Brighton in Sunday’s 2022-3 curtain-raiser.

“Overall I’m comfortable; we made a great pre-season,” mentioned Ten Hag. “We make good progress and we’re prepared for the season however nonetheless I do know there’s a lot of room for enchancment and we’ve got to enhance.”

Of his first recreation in cost at Old Trafford, Ten Hag mentioned: “The reception was improbable. I felt the vibe in the stadium; I felt the vibe they needed to ship to the workforce. There must be co-operation between followers and the workforce so we get the proper emotion and, particularly, the proper outcomes.”

In what was an XI of second-string gamers – of the ilk of Donny van de Beek, Tahith Chong and Alejandro Garnacho – and potential regulars, with Christian Eriksen given a primary begin and Lisandro Martínez a debut, Ronaldo’s first contributions have been a rolled move to the Dane in a flowing transfer and the miss of a simple likelihood with Stole Dimitrievski’s objective gaping.

Happy to be again 💪🏽🙏🏽

— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 31, 2022


Before this Rayo Vallecano, who completed twelfth in La Liga final time period, went near scoring seconds after kick-off. A United rearguard that includes the captain, Raphaël Varane, slumbered as Álvaro García raced into the space, his shot transferring Tom Heaton to save lots of sharply.

United, in blazing sunshine, have been higher when roving ahead. Ronaldo, dropping deep as Ten Hag would love, drilled the ball alongside a left hall to Van de Beek, whose immediate cross in the direction of the spectacular Garnacho was a pleasant concept poorly executed.

As half-time neared there appeared a gentle contretemps between Ten Hag and Ronaldo throughout a break in play: the supervisor gave the impression to be addressing some positional deficiency which the participant shrugged. In a interval that petered out this was the final noteworthy sighting of Ronaldo as Ten Hag swapped him for Diallo for the second half. The teenager had an immediate affect, scoring from the rebound following an Alex Telles 20-yard effort.

But, in what was the poorest of United’s six summer season friendly outings, the Spanish aspect equalized, Garcia turning the ball in.

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