However, Ronaldo, who has one year to run on his United contract, returned to training on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his agent, Jorge Mendes, and held talks with new United manager Erik ten Hag.
On Saturday, following the 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid, Ten Hag confirmed Ronaldo will be in the United squad to face Rayo, something Ronaldo had already hinted at when he posted on Instagram: “Sunday, the King plays.”
Ten Hag said earlier this month that he was looking forward to working with Ronaldo, who was their top scorer last season with 24 goals in all competitions.
United, however, finished sixth in the league to miss out on Champions League qualification and will play in the second-tier Europa League this season.
Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have both publicly distanced themselves from a move for the former Real Madrid and Juventus star. Another reported suitor, Chelsea, have also ruled out a deal, sources told ESPN.