Cristiano Ronaldo will not report back for the first day of pre-season training with Manchester United due to "family reasons".
The 37-year-old has reportedly asked to leave United just days before he was due to report back for pre-season, alongside the club's international players who were given an extended break due to Nations League matches in June.
The Manchester Evening News cites senior club sources who have said: "Cristiano is not expected due to family reasons and the club has accepted this explanation."
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Ronaldo is said to be unhappy about United's lack of ambition in the summer transfer window and wishes to play Champions League football next season. United have not signed a player this transfer window.
United will play in the Europa League this season; a competition that Ronaldo has not played in since he was 17 at Sporting Lisbon in 2002.
United have stated that the five-time Champions League winner is not for sale, and he is contracted with the club for a further year.
New United boss Erik Ten Hag said in his opening United press conference in May that he wanted to keep Ronaldo.
Asked if Ronaldo will be a part of his plans, the Dutchman replied: "Of course."
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner, scored 24 goals in 38 games last season and was voted the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year by supporters for the fourth time.
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