On Sunday night, Cristiano Ronaldo was ruled out of Manchester derby. Before the match, Rangnick confirmed that Portuguese was unavailable for the match due to a problem with hip.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo really injured?
It was reported that CR7 flew to Portugal once after being informed that he would not be involved in the game. That decision is said to be quite surprised for some of his teammates. That leaves interim United manager Ralf Rangnick with only Marcus Rashford as a recognised centre-forward, with attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes also an option as false nine.
According to a supposedly reliable social media account, Cristiano Ronaldo is not really injured. Rangnick told CR7 that he would not be starting against Man City due to ‘tactical’ reasons. The 37-year-old refuted the idea and insisted he be left out of the squad entirely for the derby.
The 37-year-old forward is Manchester United’s top scorer this season with 15 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions, while scored just once in last 10 matches.