Cristiano Ronaldo ready and raring to go in training as Erik ten Hag whips Man Utd into shape ahead of Brentford clash
MANCHESTER UNITED superstar Cristiano Ronaldo looks ready for action ahead of Saturday’s clash with Brentford.
United endured a poor start to the season last weekend as they lost 2-1 to Brighton at Old Trafford and got booed off the pitch by their own fans.
Ronaldo came off the bench in the second half amid a dramatic summer that has seen him informing club chiefs of his desire to leave as he prefers to play Champions League football this term.
However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is still training hard with the rest of the Red Devils’ squad in Carrington, after missing pre-season due to family reasons.
United manager Erik ten Hag is trying to whip his team back into shape as they prepare to take on Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Ten Hag put the likes of Ronaldo, Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes through their paces under immense heat.
This is after the Dutch tactician admitted he has a “hell of a job” to do at United.
Ten Hag said after the loss to Brighton: “It is a hell of a job [before us] – we have to work really hard, analyse and then move forward.
“Today was a good start and then after that we dropped down a level in belief and we made mistakes that the opponent punished.
“But it was a good opponent, we [tried to] work well together but when you make mistakes you get punished for that.”
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United look set to welcome Adrien Rabiot from Juventus as their latest addition to their squad.
If the deal goes through, Rabiot will be joining Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Eriksen who also joined up during the summer transfer window.