Cristiano Ronaldo was absent from Manchester United’s victory and classification over Aston Villa (4-2) in the third round of the League Cup. As soon as the game ended at Old Trafford, the questions from the local media were related to the striker. Then, Erik Ten Hag stated the reason why the scorer did not come out among those summoned.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is sick and that’s why he hasn’t been called up”said the coach of the Mancunian club. Immediately afterwards, the DT of the Netherlands ruled out that the loss of the 37-year-old footballer is linked to the proximity of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. “None of that, he’s sick and that’s why he doesn’t play”accurate.
In fact, in England they speculated that Cristiano will have a break before joining the Portugal team to face the World Cup. However, the coach of the ‘Red Devils’ was responsible for denying those versions. Of course, the coach could not mention if the Portuguese star will be ready for the duel against Fulham for the Premier League.
“I don’t know if it will be ready for Sunday. It’s hard to predict how he’ll recover until then, but I’m not worried about that at the moment.”sentenced Ten Hag to settle the Ronaldo issue, which was the most talked about after an important win for the club.
Cristiano to the World Cup
Last Thursday, the coach Fernando Santos presented the official list of Portugal for Qatar 2022. The striker and captain appeared as the main image of the team that will seek to become one of the great protagonists of the World Cup. After the news, the scorer sent a message through his social networks.
“Once again, ready to raise the name of Portugal! There are 26 names on the list of Mr. Fernando Santos, but we are all summoned! Strength Portugal!”expressed the artilleryman of the Portuguese box.
Cristiano is just days away from playing in his fourth World Cup after appearing at Germany 2006, South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018. For Qatar 2022, the 37-year-old and his teammates will face Ghana (Thursday, November 24). , Uruguay (Monday 28) and South Korea (Friday December 2).
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