PICTURED: Cristiano Ronaldo leads Man United’s glum players on their return to training after stunning team-mates by ditching them for derby day defeat and with reports of a squad civil war emerging
- Man United were beaten 4-1 by Man City in their Premier League clash on Sunday
- Both pundits and fans were left feeling less than impressed with United’s display
- The Red Devils returned to training on Tuesday ahead of their game with Spurs
- Cristiano Ronaldo – who was said to be injured – was seen arriving at Carrington
Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United squad have returned to training at Carrington following their humiliating 4-1 defeat to City on Sunday afternoon.
Cristiano Ronaldo was among those who were pictured heading into the club’s training complex ahead of their next Premier League fixture against Tottenham on Saturday.
Rangnick will be hoping his training sessions at Carrington help turn Manchester United’s fortune around after Sunday’s result saw the Red Devils drop down the table into fifth position.
However, it could be the cracks in the Manchester United dressing room that are threatening their chances of securing a Champions League spot.
Bailly is reportedly dismayed that out-of-form captain Harry Maguire keeps starting ahead of him. The Ivory Coast international has only made seven appearances for United this season and was on the bench for the 4-1 mauling against Manchester City, despite Raphael Varane testing positive for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford is contemplating his future at Manchester United after falling down the pecking order under Rangnick.
The England international, who has just 18 months to run on his current contract, has not started a Premier League game since Manchester United’s clash with Southampton on February 12.
Diogo Dalot is another player who is said to be unhappy at the Manchester based club. The Portugal international was flourishing at United – having started eight straight games before losing his place to Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the 4-2 win over Leeds.
He has struggled to get back into the team since, with Wan-Bissaka keeping his place in the United line-up despite the underwhelming draw at home to Watford preceding the City defeat.
Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United has also been questioned following the uncertainty surrounding his absence from Sunday’s fixture.
The 37-year-old was ruled out of the Manchester derby due to a hip flexor injury. Instead of sticking around to support his team-mates, Ronaldo decided to fly out to Portugal.
His sister Katia Aveiro also added more fuel to the fire when she liked a picture suggesting the forward was not injured.
More to follow…