Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured back in training with Man United for the first time

‘Work in progress’: Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured back in training with Man United for the first time as the runaway star poses with the second rope at Carrington as the first-team play in Oslo… as he continues preparing for the return of Old Trafford on Sunday

  • Cristiano Ronaldo was pictured training with Manchester United on Sunday
  • The 37-year-old star posed alongside some of the club’s second string players
  • He was left behind in Manchester on Friday and missed the loss to Atletico Madrid
  • But Ronaldo is set to feature in United’s final pre-season game on Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured training with Manchester United for the first time since telling the club he wanted to leave.

As speculation swirls over the Portuguese superstar’s future at Old Trafford, Ronaldo took to Twitter to post a photo of himself training at Carrington.

The 37-year-old is seen posing next to fringe players Amad Diallo, Charlie Savage and Hannibal Mejbri as he captioned the photo “Work in progress…”.

Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to social media to confirm he is back in training with Manchester United

Ronaldo was left behind in Manchester on Friday after 21 players traveled to the Norwegian capital Oslo for the 1-0 loss to Atletico Madrid.

But he is set to feature in the final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ronaldo, alongside his agent Jorge Mendes, held confrontational talks with the United hierarchy this week – after he informed the club of his intentions to leave earlier this summer.

The Portuguese star missed the loss to Atletico Madrid but is set to feature on Sunday

The Portuguese star missed the loss to Atletico Madrid but is set to feature on Sunday

Mendes is said to have informed the club that Ronaldo had a “live offer” and a transfer fee was to be named for his star.

Ronaldo only returned to Carrington on Tuesday after missing United’s entire pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

The club had hoped to win Ronaldo but talks failed to change his mind about wanting time off – although he will continue professionally.

Ronaldo has told the club he wants to go in search of Champions League football

Ronaldo has told the club he wants to go in search of Champions League football

The talks failed to change the striker’s mind on his wish to leave but he will continue in a professional manner.

Losing Ronaldo will be a huge blow for the club after scoring 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions last season.

Ten Hag’s side will start the Premier League campaign with a home game against Graham Potter’s Brighton on August 7.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is pictured back in training with Man United

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