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London (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo will not journey with Manchester United for their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia following the Portugal striker was presented further time off to deal with a spouse and children issue.

Ronaldo was absent on Monday when new United boss Erik ten Hag welcomed the club’s worldwide players to Carrington for the commence of pre-year coaching.

The forward told the club he was working with a loved ones make a difference and remained absent on Thursday.

As a consequence, Ronaldo will not be element of the team traveling to Bangkok on Friday and there is no estimate of when he will backlink up with United, who encounter Liverpool in Thailand on Tuesday before flying to Australia.

It emerged around the weekend that the 37-calendar year-previous experienced questioned to go away Previous Trafford after developing unhappy with thir bad type considering the fact that his return past calendar year.

United missed a Champions League spot immediately after ending sixth in the Leading League.

However, United insist Ronaldo will be component of the squad this year amid noted fascination from Chelsea and Napoli.

“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be component of the Manchester United get together scheduled to depart for our pre-period tour of Thailand and Australia on Friday. He has been granted additional time off to deal with a family challenge,” a United spokesperson informed the Manchester Night Information.

“Cristiano stays beneath contract with Manchester United for an additional season and he is not for sale.”

Ronaldo scored 24 aims in all competitions past season and was named the club’s Participant of the 12 months, but United’s wait for a 1st trophy because 2017 dragged on.