Ronaldo posts smiling Man Utd training picture amid swirling transfer rumours

The Red Devils star is back in training with his team-mates ahead of a friendly against Rayo Vallecano.

Cristiano Ronaldo is back smiling in training at Manchester United. The Portuguese star has been absent from the squad for the majority of their pre-season preparations, having been granted time off by the club to deal with a family issue.

The attacker, who has told the Old Trafford side that he wants to leave before the end of the transfer window, returned to the team this weekend and revealed that he would take part in the friendly against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

The 37-year-old has given an indication that he is happy to be back with the team.

He posted an image from the club’s training centre of him smiling alongside some of his team-mates.

Despite Ronaldo’s declaration that he wants a summer transfer, he returned to the club’s training ground this week with agent Jorge Mendes to discuss his situation.

United do not want to sell their star player, though, and new coach Erik ten Hag said recently that he could still extend his stay as there is an option to add another year to his contract.

“Yes (he could stay beyond this season), but to be honest, of course I have signed here for three years, but in football it’s short-term as well. We have to win from the start. So I don’t look that far ahead,” he said.