What Rangnick said about Ronaldo’s decision to travel to Portugal before Manchester derby

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Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick refused to be drawn on Cristiano Ronaldo’s trip to Portugal ahead of the Manchester derby defeat.

After a supposed injury ruled Ronaldo out of Sunday’s Manchester derby, Ronaldo opted to travel to Portugal rather than support his team-mates at the Etihad Stadium in what turned out to be a humbling 4-1 defeat.

The trip to Portugal was also reportedly made without the knowledge of the club.

When asked about Ronaldo’s decision to travel to Portugal instead of supporting his teammates at the Etihad Stadium, Rangnick said: “No, it doesn’t make sense to look back on what happened the last six or seven days.

“What’s important is what happens tomorrow. Not to go through all this. He and Edi are both available for tomorrow.”