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Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Manchester United's pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia

Baku, July 8, AZERTAC

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of the Manchester United party scheduled to depart for the pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, according to Sky Sports.

The 37-year-old Portugal international has been granted additional time off to deal with a family issue and will not join Erik ten Hag and his squad on their tour of Thailand and Australia.

In regards to Ronaldo's future at Old Trafford, Sky Sports News understands United are willing to listen to offers for Ronaldo this summer, although the club's public stance is he remains under contract for another season and is not for sale.

United's tour kicks off against Liverpool in Bangkok on July 12, before facing Melbourne Victory in Australia three days later and Crystal Palace in Melbourne on July 19.

They will then face Aston Villa in Perth on July 23 before returning home via Oslo, where they will face Atletico Madrid on July 30.

United's only game on English soil before the new season starts will come against Rayo Vallecano on July 31, meaning they may be more than a month into their pre-season preparations before Ronaldo next features for the club.

The forward's absence comes amid informing United he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer if a suitable offer arrives.

Ronaldo was due to re-join his team-mates on Monday, but has instead been keeping fit at Portugal's training base - Cidade do Futebol - for the past few days.

 

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