Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature for Manchester United in their upcoming friendly match against Atletico Madrid, but the forward took to Instagram to confirm that he will be back in the squad soon.
The Portuguese forward has been left out of the squad that will travel to Norway to take on the Spanish side in the pre-season clash.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer as he has told the club he wants to leave and Atleti have been touted as a possible destination, despite the Spanish side’s president insisting that they will not sign him.
However, Ronaldo confirmed that he will be back in the squad for this weekend’s clash with Rayo Vallecano.
Ronaldo has told United officials of his desire to make a move this summer following failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The 37-year-old has been absent throughout United’s pre-season preparations as the club have given him time off because of a family issue.
The former Real Madrid star returned to United’s training ground with his agent, Jorge Mendes, this week to hold talks with about his situation.
United have not offered an update on why Ronaldo remains absent from the squad and Ten Hag said recently that he does not know when the star forward will join up with the rest of the team.
United have maintained that they will not let Ronaldo leave this summer and Ten Hag even hinted that he could end up extending his stay.