Cristiano Ronaldo will not fly out with the rest of the Manchester United squad for their pre-season tour on Friday after being granted additional time off due to a family issue.
Ronaldo has not attended training under new manager Erik ten Hag this week, despite being expected to return to Carrington on Monday with the rest of United’s international players.
It emerged last weeked that the 37-year-old wishes to leave United this summer following their failure to qualify for the Champions League and would like the club to accept a satisfactory offer for his services.
United reiterated again on Thursday that Ronaldo is not for sale and that he still has one year remaining on his existing contract at Old Trafford, with the option of a further year.
The club remain uncertain as to when Ronaldo will rejoin the squad, with no timeframe set for his return. Ten Hag and his player fly out to Bangkok on Friday for tour of Thailand and Australia.
United kick-off their pre-season preparations against Liverpool in Bangkok next Tuesday, before further friendlies against Melbourne City, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.