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Man Utd striker Ronaldo declares he will face Rayo Vallecano


Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has announced he will play against Rayo Vallecano in Sunday's preseason friendly at Old Trafford.

The Portugal forward wants United to let him leave this summer and missed the club's pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia due to personal reasons.

Ronaldo, 37, was also left out of United's squad for Saturday's friendly with Atletico Madrid in Oslo.

But he suggested on Instagram he will face La Liga side Rayo Vallecano.

Commenting on a post by a Ronaldo fan page about him missing the game in Norway, he wrote: "Domingo o rei joga" which translates as "Sunday the king plays".

Ronaldo met with United manager Erik ten Hag on Tuesday and is understood to have reiterated his desire to leave the Old Trafford outfit. He also missed Wednesday's match against Wrexham that was held behind closed doors.

Ten Hag has previously said Ronaldo is "not for sale" and "in our plans".

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