- Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be in high spirits during a Manchester United training session days after a drubbing at the Etihad Stadium
- Ronaldo nutmegged his teammate Lisandro Martinez before reacting hilariously to his silly skill with his teammates
- United will be looking to bounce back from the derby humiliation with a win against Omonia in the Europa League
He might be enduring a difficult spell in his career at the moment, but Cristiano Ronaldo showed he's still got his skills intact during a Manchester United training session.
Ronaldo is facing increasingly hard questions on whether he is the same star that has won five Ballon d'Or titles.
Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has dropped him a couple of times from his squad this season.
He was an unused substitute during United's heavy defeat to City over the weekend. The Portuguese star cut a frustrated figure on the bench at the Etihad Stadium.
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Ahead of the Red Devil's Europa League clash against Cyprus side Omonia however, Ronaldo was spotted smiling at the team's training complex in Carrington. He nutmegged defender Lisandro Martinez, leaving the Argentine embarrassed.
Ronaldo will be expecting to start on Thursday as United look to make another step toward qualifying for the next round.
The Portuguese scored last from the penalty spot away in Moldova against Sheriff Tiraspol. That was his first goal in all competitions this season.
Erik ten Hag addresses Cristiano Ronaldo exit rumours
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has come out to defuse rumours that he is keen on allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club in January.
Rumours have been rife that Cristiano is set for an Old Trafford exit as early as January 2024, especially after he was snubbed as a substitute in the Manchester derby.
With United trailing their local rivals by four goals, ten Hag opted to introduce the likes of Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Fred and Victor Lindelof, completely overlooking the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Ahead of United’s trip to Omonia in Cyprus, the United boss was on media duty, where he shed more light on the Ronaldo equation.