See what Cristiano Ronaldo was caught during after missing Manchester United training

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to return for pre-season on Monday but was absent.

The 37 year old told the club he won’t be able to return for pre-season on Monday due to family reasons and was granted permission by the club.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted at Portugal’s training ground on Monday after failing to turn up for pre-season with Manchester United.

On Monday afternoon, Portuguese TV station SIC Noticias filmed Ronaldo arriving at Portugal’s training base located on the outskirts of Lisbon.

It remains unclear if Ronaldo will return to Manchester before the squad travel to Bangkok on Friday to begin their pre-season tour.

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to leave Manchester United this summer as he wants to play Champions League football next season.

Ronaldo has spent part of the summer on holiday in Majorca before travelling back to Portugal.

Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag remains confident of signing Lisandro Martinez after the centre-back again told Ajax that he wants to leave.

Martinez, who was named Ajax Player of the Year, has again made it clear again that he wants a move to the Premier League to join Manchester United or Arsenal.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano said: “Lisandro Martínez and his camp will be clear again with Ajax board: he only wants Premier League football.

“So he wants to make a choice between Arsenal and Man United proposals, hoping for Ajax to let him go.

“Erik ten Hag, confident on this deal – pushing again.”