Manchester United drops Ronaldo from Atletico friendly

Manchester United drops Ronaldo from Atletico friendly
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Ronaldo returned to Carrington earlier this week but isn’t in the squad to face Atletico Madrid (Image: Eamonn and James Clarke)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of the Manchester United squad to face Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday, but the wantaway forward could feature against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Manager, Erik ten Had has named a 21-man squad to face Atletico in a pre-season friendly in Norway and it is expected his strongest side and the team that will resemble the starting XI to face Brighton next weekend will contest that game.

United then face Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford a day later, in what is Ten Hag’s first home game, and some of those not involved in the Oslo fixture could feature then.

The game with Atletico kicks off at 12.45pm in the Norwegian capital, with the Rayo Vallecano game starting at 4pm on Sunday at Old Trafford.

The full travelling squad for the game against Atletico Madrid is:

Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Tom Heaton, Matej Kovar.

Defenders: Diogo Dalot, Ethan Laird, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez, Alex Telles.

Midfielders: Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, James Garner, Scott McTominay, Facundo Pellistri, Donny van de Beek.

Forwards: Anthony Elanga, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho.

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