EPL: Man Utd issues statement on Ronaldo’s absence from training

Manchester United on Thursday issued injury updates on some of their players ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a statement posted on the club’s website, Cristiano Ronaldo has been working separately from the rest of the squad, as he looks to regain full fitness following a hip problem.

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Ronaldo was missing as United lost 4-1 at Manchester City last weekend.

The club also gave updates on Luke Shaw and Raphael Varane.

It read, “Raphael Varane has returned to training after contracting Covid-19 but Cristiano Ronaldo has been working separately as he looks to regain full fitness following a hip problem.

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“Luke Shaw missed the Manchester City game, after also testing positive for the virus, with Alex Telles operating at left-back at the Etihad Stadium.

“There are hopes Edinson Cavani could make his first appearance since the 1-1 draw at Burnley last month. The South American striker scored in the corresponding fixture with Spurs, a 3-0 victory in late October.”

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