Cristiano Ronaldo's Man Utd future in doubt after missing derby drubbing with club not sure if star will be at training
8th March 2022

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S Manchester United future is in serious doubt after missing Sunday’s derby.

And a frustrated Marcus Rashford is now open to a move away from Old Trafford for the first time in his career.


Ron was fuming after being told on Friday that he was axed from the starting line-up to face Manchester City.

His team-mates were then shocked when he did not turn up for Saturday’s club meal — with his absence from the matchday squad blamed on a hip problem.

Instead, the striker, 37, is understood to have flown home to Portugal.

And on Monday night neither the club nor his representatives could confirm where he was or whether he would be at Tuesday's training session.

The players were given a day off on Monday and are expected back at Carrington on Tuesday.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has insisted the players do all their rehabilitation in Manchester rather than abroad if they are injured.

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United were hammered 4-1 on Sunday — and Ronaldo’s future is not the only one in doubt in the fallout from that dismal display.

Struggling star Rashford was also miffed at being left out of the starting XI at the Etihad, with Rangnick opting to go without a recognised striker.

He has now started just two of the club’s last 11 Premier League games — and only one of those absences was due to injury.

Paris Saint-Germain are monitoring his situation with Kylian Mbappe set to join Real Madrid in the summer.

And England hitman Rashford, 24, is now more open to that move than ever before.

The Manchester-born star had previously never even considered the thought of leaving Old Trafford having come through the club’s academy.

But he is known to be very down about his current situation.

Rashford, whose contract expires in June 2023, feels Ronaldo’s arrival has seen him pushed to one side.

And he believes his World Cup hopes could be in jeopardy because of his lack of game time at United.

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