Cristiano Ronaldo set to return to Man United squad for Tottenham clash, says boss Ralf Rangnick, after Portuguese star missed last Sunday’s derby defeat with hip injury… with Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane also available again
- Manchester United host Tottenham at Old Trafford on Saturday evening
- Ralf Rangnick confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training this week
- Portuguese star returned home after suffering a hip problem
- Ronaldo missed the derby defeat to Manchester City but is set to return
- Rangnick also said Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane are available again
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester United training with Ralf Rangnick saying the Portuguese star will be available for Saturday home meeting with Tottenham.
Ronaldo missed last Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City after suffering a hip injury but has been working hard this week to return to full fitness.
Rangnick, speaking in his Friday press conference, said Ronaldo was likely to return to his squad and insisted he had no issues with the player returning to Portugal last weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the Manchester United squad for the Tottenham game
Interim manager Ralf Rangnick confirmed Ronaldo had training this week after a hip injury
Fellow forward Edinson Cavani is also fit again ahead of Tottenham’s visit, as is defender Raphael Varane.
The interim boss said: ‘He resumed training yesterday, he trained the whole training session and I expect him to be in training today. He trained well, so I would have thought he will be available tomorrow.
‘There are no issues with him, I haven’t asked him if he’s happy. For me, it’s important that he’s fit again and he resumed training. We will see with which formation we will play tomorrow.’
United are further boosted by the return to fitness of Edinson Cavani after a groin problem
Asked whether he had any issues with Ronaldo returning home rather than being present at the Etihad Stadium for the derby, Rangnick said: ‘It doesn’t make sense to look back at what happened in the last six or seven days.
‘It doesn’t make sense to go through all this again. The important thing is that he and Edi Cavani are available again.’
Luke Shaw remains absent having first tested positive for Covid-19 last week and Scott McTominay is a doubt.