Ten Hag confirms this Manchester United player will play against Rayo Vallecano

Cristiano Ronaldo Sporting Manchester United
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has confirmed Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will play against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.

Ronaldo was left out of the squad that travelled to Norway to play against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Speaking after United’s 1-0 loss to Atletico in Norway, Ten Hag said Ronaldo will be in the matchday squad to take on Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford.

“Tomorrow he will be in the squad,” the Dutchman said. “We’ll see how long he can play.”

Ten Hag also said the starting XI to play Rayo Vallecano will be very different from the team that lost to Atletico on Saturday.

He said: “The players who played today from the start, they will not come on tomorrow. So tomorrow we will have a different starting XI.

“But there are players who came on who can start tomorrow.”