Cristiano Ronaldo absent from Man Utd squad as they check in at The Lowry for Leicester clash
CRISTIANO RONALDO was nowhere to be seen as Manchester United's squad checked in to The Lowry Hotel for their clash against Leicester.
The Portuguese legend helped his country to seal World Cup qualification this week as his team-mate Bruno Fernandes scored twice to down North Macedonia.
Ronaldo, 37, also played in Portugal’s play-off semi final victory over Turkey.
He showed no signs of picking up a knock while in international action.
Fernandes and fellow Portuguese ace Diogo Dalot were both spotted back at United’s Carrington training ground yesterday.
However, there was no sign of Ronaldo reporting for duty.
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United then assembled at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester ahead of the Premier League showdown with the Foxes.
But once again the forward was missing and could not be seen arriving along with the 21 other players that did.
It would not be the first time that Ronaldo has been absent over recent weeks.
Less than a month ago he missed the Manchester derby due to a hip injury according to Ralf Rangnick.
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And he is believed to have flown to Portugal instead of watching the match from the stands at the Etihad.
Now we will have to wait and see what the issue is today should he be absent from Rangnick’s squad.
The interim United manager has also confirmed that Edinson Cavani will be out for three weeks suffering a calf injury on international duty.
Meanwhile, Harry Maguire was spotted arriving at The Lowry after Rangnick insisted that the Old Trafford crowd will get behind him after he was booed by England fans in midweek.
The United captain also got stick the last time out at home for the Red Devils when his substitution was cheered against Atletico Madrid.
But as Maguire prepares to lead the team out against Leicester City this weekend, Rangnick is positive he will get the backing he needs.
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