Cristiano Ronaldo 'to miss Man Utd's match with Crystal Palace' as details emerge


Cristiano Ronaldo will be absent when Manchester United face Crystal Palace on Sunday, according to reports. The Portugal international has been in fine form this season, scoring 24 goals across all competitions. However, injury will now prevent him from taking to the field in the final match of the Red Devils’ season. 

Manchester United will go up against Palace on Sunday in their final Premier League game hoping to secure qualification for the Europa League.

But, now, The Athletic have revealed Ronaldo will miss the showdown at Selhurst Park with a hip flexor issue.

The United star has had several short-term injury problems this term, ever since his Hollywood homecoming from Juventus back in the summer transfer window.

Yet he’s still been able to produce the goods on the field, regardless, netting 24 goals across all competitions – more than any other player at Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba will also miss the match, less than 24 hours after reports said the France international was wary of playing due to the potential backlash he’d receive from travelling fans. 

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That means Ronaldo playing under Erik ten Hag.

And Ten Hag, when quizzed on the Portugal international in midweek, labelled him a ‘giant’ of the game.

“From tomorrow (Monday), my focus will be on United, and I will of course get deep into things there,” he said.

“What I have to say about it is, the detailed analysis still has to begin, I still have to work with the team, but let me be clear that at United there are a lot of good players around.

“We have to make them function as a team but definitely Ronaldo, he is a giant.”

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