Cristiano Ronaldo is not traveling with Manchester United’s pre-season tour of Asia as the club grants him extra time off to sort out a ‘family issue’

Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel with the Manchester United squad for their Asia tour on Friday.

The Portuguese has reportedly asked to leave the club following Man United’s failure to qualify for the 2022/23 Champions League.

He is said to be off the plane due to a family issue, but that will do nothing to quell speculation about his future

Ronaldo was conspicuously absent on Monday when new boss Erik ten Hag welcomed United international players to Carrington for the start of pre-season training.

The striker told the club he was dealing with a family matter and stayed out on Thursday when United confirmed to the PA news agency they had been given more time to deal with the matter.

As a result, Ronaldo will not be part of the squad that will fly to Bangkok on Friday and there is no deadline for the striker to join United, who face Liverpool in Thailand on July 12 before flying to Thailand. ‘Australia.

Although he won’t be boarding the flight to Bangkok, United insist that Ronaldo will be part of the squad this season.

After repeatedly saying in recent weeks that he is not for sale, the club maintain their stance remains unchanged amid reports they are in fact open to selling the Portugal international.

There appear to be landing spots for the highly paid former Real Madrid striker and Chelsea are still assessing his level of interest.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not traveling with Manchester United's pre-season tour of Asia as the club grants him extra time off to sort out a 'family issue'
Ronaldo signed a two-year contract last summer but could leave just one year

Fan favorite Ronaldo only returned to Old Trafford last summer, joining Juventus for a fee of €23m (£19.6m).

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions and was named Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, but individual quality could not prevent his first season returning to United ending without a trophy and with a sixth place in the Premier League. League.

Europa League football awaits as Ten Hag begins its rebuild, which will kick into high gear when United take on rivals Liverpool. United then head to Australia, where matches against Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace in Melbourne are followed by a friendly against Aston Villa in Perth.

So far, Ten Hag has only one new face to call after United completed the signing of Feyenoord left-back Tyrell Malacia, meaning there are still key areas in the squad which need to be strengthened.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not traveling with Manchester United's pre-season tour of Asia as the club grants him extra time off to sort out a 'family issue'
Ten Hag relies on a number of players he has coached to build the Man United team in his image

The club’s well-documented lawsuit against Frenkie de Jong continues and has reportedly been complicated by the fact that Barcelona owe the Dutch international salary.

Christian Eriksen has verbally agreed to join, with a three-year contract in the works, and the Old Trafford giants have a firm interest in Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez.

Talks have taken place over Ajax winger Antony, while fellow Brazilian Andreas Pereira heads for an exit from Old Trafford.

Fulham have had their offer of an initial £8m plus a further £2m in potential add-ons for the 26-year-old midfielder accepted by United.

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