Man Utd have left out Portugal midfielder Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's match against Chelsea. The Portuguese has been barred from training with his teammates and is expected to train alone. There are several theories as to why the Portuguese international has been left out of the squad.

Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a replacement for Manchester United against Chelsea on Saturday after walking off the pitch during Wednesday's win over Tottenham. The Portugal international walked off the pitch with a few minutes to play after being left on the bench. Erik ten Hag, the manager of the club, confirmed that the Real Madrid star was not included in the squad ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not feature in their match against Chelsea on Saturday, after reports emerged that the Portugal international had been barred from first-team training. The 30-year-old walked down the tunnel before full-time on Wednesday, and he is unlikely to be part of the United squad. However, the Portuguese striker is expected to return to the first-team squad after the international break. At the moment, he has two goals and one assist for the club this season.

After the game against Tottenham, Ronaldo was dropped from the Manchester United squad, and this has led to a number of reactions. The player was not happy with the way the match was going, so he decided to go down the tunnel before the final whistle. This decision may cost the Portuguese international a fine of nearly seven million pounds.

In July, Ronaldo was criticised for walking off the pitch during a preseason friendly against Rayo Vallecano. He was later told to come on by ten Hag. But he refused, reportedly out of anger over his decision.

Ronaldo's contract expires at Old Trafford

The contract of Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo expires at the end of the current season but there is an option to extend it by a further year. Manchester United has asked the Portugal international to accept this option. If he declines, the club will sanction a loan deal for the remainder of the season. However, it is unlikely Ronaldo will stay at Old Trafford past this season. If he decides to remain, he will hope that the club can qualify for the Champions League.

However, the contract expiry date means that there is no way to predict whether the Portuguese international will continue playing for the club. The contract is up in June 2024 but United are not guaranteed a Champions League spot. If United finish below the top four in the Premier League, Ronaldo may be interested in moving on.

The club have denied reports that they are about to terminate Ronaldo's contract. The report was made after the Portuguese striker stormed off the field during the 4-0 defeat against Brentford. Manchester United are now under the impression that the Portuguese star has lost the interest of the top clubs in Europe. However, United's new head coach, Erik ten Hag, stated last month that he had a plan for the coming season that included Ronaldo.

United have said that they are not willing to sell Ronaldo, despite his desire to leave. He has also stated that he loves the United fans and wants to play for a team in the Champions League. He also stated that he would like to play for Bayern Munich or Napoli during his final stage of his career.

Source : kora online