Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not join the squad for their tour of Thaliand this month. The 37-year-old has asked the club to leave should a suitable offer come in for his services and he has missed training since, citing family reasons.
Ronaldo looks set to be on his way out of the north-west after reports over the weekend said he had asked to leave the club. The legendary striker was said to be unhappy with the transfer business undertaking by the club up to that point while he was also unwilling to play Europa League football.
The Portugal captain only rejoined United 11 months ago in a sensational transfer from Juventus. He scored 24 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils but some pundits have argued that he made the team worse by causing the side to become imbalanced.
Other notable absentees include Brandon Williams and Phil Jones. The…