Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag has welcomed Cristiano Ronaldo back to first-team training at Carrington on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo has trained with the rest of the Manchester United first-team squad for the first time since being exiled for refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham. Ronaldo was dropped from the squad to face Chelsea at the weekend after he’d told Erik ten Hag he wouldn’t come on as a late substitute in the 2-0 win against Spurs on Wednesday.
Ten Hag and Ronaldo have held talks since the incident last week and the manager was happy to welcome Ronaldo back into the squad after those discussions. The forward had taken to social media last Thursday to explain his actions the previous evening, although he stopped short of apologising.
Ten Hag wanted to know Ronaldo was committed to his project before welcoming the player back, but he has now received enough assurances to bring him back into the group for the first time. Ronaldo will be available for the game against Sherrif Tiraspol on Thursday, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Donny van de Beek also returned to training.