Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Manchester United XI to face Brighton by Erik ten Hag

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Cristiano Ronaldo warming up   for Manchester United up  of their Premier League crippled  astatine  Brighton successful  May 2022.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been near retired of the Manchester United starting XI for the team's Premier League opener against Brighton astatine Old Trafford by manager Erik 10 Hag.

Ronaldo missed United's pre-season circuit of Thailand and Australia owed to idiosyncratic reasons and played conscionable 45 minutes of the affable against Rayo Vallecano past weekend.

The Portuguese understandably looked abbreviated of afloat fittingness successful that fixture and was among a fig of players dubbed 'unacceptable' by Ten Hag for leaving Old Trafford earlier the lucifer - which finished 1-1 - had finished.

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The 37-year-old, who has been the taxable of persistent speculation linking him with a determination distant from Old Trafford this summer, starts connected the seat for the archetypal authoritative fixture nether Ten Hag.

Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho some commencement successful onslaught for United, with summertime signing Christian Eriksen successful a midfield which besides includes Fred and Scott McTominay.

Ten Hag besides hands a competitory debut to Lisandro Martinez astatine the back, with Raphael Varane among the substitutes.

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Ben Hayward is Weekend Editor for FourFourTwo. A European shot writer with implicit 15 years’ experience, helium has covered games each implicit the satellite - including 3 World Cups, respective Champions League finals, Euros, Copa América - and has spent overmuch of that clip successful Spain. He presently divides his clip betwixt Barcelona and London.