Cristiano Ronaldo ‘in line to start Manchester derby’

Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly in line to make his debut in Sunday’s Manchester derby against Manchester City at the Etihad.

Manchester United Attacker Cristiano Ronaldo Is reportedly in line to start on Sunday manchester derby against Manchester City in Etihad.

After trying and failing to pull out of Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, Ronaldo has only been marginalized Eric Ten HagoThe team during the 2022-23 campaign.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also lost a large part of the pre-season period, which allowed Marcus Rashford To present his claim at the end of the attack.

The England international has enjoyed a revival since the arrival of Ten Haig, scoring three goals in six Premier League appearances and setting up two more so far this season.

However, Rashford was not selected for England for the September fixtures after suffering an injury. Anthony Marshall Still suffering from Achilles problem.

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring for Manchester United on August 22, 2022© Reuters

According to WireMan United are not optimistic about the prospects of Rashford and Marshall being available for the Manchester derby, so Ronaldo is increasingly likely to lead the line.

The report added that both Rashford and Marshall – who were not featured in any of last weekend’s training pictures – are yet to get up to speed with the rest of the squad.

As a result, the pair are both considered suspicious of the champions’ journey, so Ronaldo may be given a rare opportunity to impress Ten Haig from the first whistle.

The 37-year-old has appeared in six Premier League appearances this season without a goal or assist, and his only debut in a top-flight campaign came in a 4-0 loss to Brentford in August.

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Ronaldo has so far made his first whistle in both Red Devils Europa League games and scored his first goal of the season against Sheriff Tiraspol from the penalty spot earlier this month.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United scores against Sheriff Tiraspol on September 15, 2022© Reuters

During the international break, Ronaldo played a full 90 in both Portugal’s Nations League clashes with the Czech Republic and Spain. diogo jotagoal in a 4-0 win against East.

However, Ronaldo and Portugal were canceled after a 1–0 loss to Spain, which sent luis enriqueNations League final, and the attacker was heavily criticized for his performance.

Also Ronaldo is ready to face without the services of Man United Harry Maguirewho picked up a muscle problem during England’s 3-3 draw with Germany on Monday.

The centre-back was only expected to take a spot on the Etihad bench, with lisandro martínez And Rafael Varane Formed an effective defensive partnership during the Red Devils’ home winning streak.

Ten Haag’s side have moved up to fifth in the table after winning each of their last four league matches, and the Dutchman’s efforts were recognized with a nomination for September’s Premier League Manager of the Month.

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