Cristiano Ronaldo sent a message to Erik ten Hag at Man Utd training ahead of the Brighton match | football

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Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to take part in Manchester United’s opener against Brighton (AMA/Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo told Erik ten Haag that he was ready to play a role in the Manchester UnitedFirst Premier League match against Brighton on Sunday.

The 37-year-old has insisted on leaving Old Trafford all summer, but despite his agent Jorge Mendes holding talks with several clubs, including Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, ​​there were no takers.

Ronaldo missed most of United’s pre-season campaign due to family reasons and spent much of the summer training on his own in Portugal.

He returned to resume training with his team-mates last week and played 45 minutes in United’s final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano last Sunday.

However, Erik ten Hag was unhappy with Ronaldo’s behavior as he was among the players who left Old Trafford before the final whistle. Ten Hag called it “unacceptable” but insisted at his press conference on Friday that it was unfair to single out Ronaldo for the incident.

Ronaldo is available for selection this weekend and Daily Mirror sources at Carrington say the 37-year-old has been “flying” in training.

The report also claims that Ronaldo has made it clear to Ten Hoag that he is fit enough to feature against Brighton on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Instagram post on Saturday night shows he’s ready to play (Instagram)

In an Instagram post on Saturday night, Ronaldo also signaled to fans that he is ready to play for United, posting a picture from last weekend’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano with the caption “ready”.

Ten Hag already faces a selection dilemma ahead of his first official game for United as he does not have Anthony Martial to lead his attack.

The France forward is ruled out with a hamstring injury, meaning Marcus Rashford could replace him through the middle or Ronaldo could start despite missing minutes in pre-season.

When asked if he was happy with Ronaldo’s time at United, Ten Haag said: “I’m very happy, I told you before.”

“We have a top striker, very happy to have him here with the team and we are sticking to the plan.

“I am happy with the whole team, we are working well [with a] good culture and Cristiano works very hard and hard.’

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Cristiano Ronaldo sent a message to Erik ten Hag at Man Utd training ahead of the Brighton match | football

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