The 37-year-old has sensationally told the club he wants to leave in order to play Champions League football,
United though have insisted Ronaldo is not for sale just a year after resigning the Portuguese ace.
He was set to hold showdown talks with Erik ten Hag today in what was scheduled to be his first day back at the club after a summer break.
But SunSport understands Ronaldo will now not attend training today due to family reasons, and United have accepted his explanation.
Ronaldo recently enjoyed a holiday to Majorca, which saw one of his bodyguards crash his £1.7millon Bugatti supercar.He is due to spend a few days at United’s HQ before jetting off on a 16 day tour of Thailand and Australia on Friday with Ten Hag and Co.
United have already been back in pre-season for a week and those who were on international duty in June return today, minus Ronaldo.
Full-back Tyrell Malacia has been pictured this morning arriving at Carrington to finalise his initial £13million move from Feyenoord.
But CR7’s crisis talks with the club and Ten Hag regarding his future appear to have been delayed.The forward is desperate to play Champions League football again in the latter stages of his career, and United’s lack of signings is also understood to be a concern for Ronaldo.
He has asked to leave if a suitable offer is lodged, according to The Times.
United though are ready to play hardball and are unwilling to sanction a sale with the five-times Ballon d’Or winner still contracted to the club.
Although Ronaldo’s representatives are already working on finding the superstar a transfer.They have sounded out Chelsea and Bayern Munich about a possible switch while Napoli are also keen to offer a return to Italy.
Meanwhile former club Sporting Lisbon, as well as Porto, are weighing up whether they can provide an escape route back to his homeland
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