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EPL: Ronaldo could start for Man Utd against Brighton



Cristiano Ronaldo

Despite missing United’s preseason tour of Thailand and Australia to deal with a family issue, Cristiano Ronaldo could start against Brighton on Sunday after Anthony Martial picked up a hamstring injury.

Ronaldo has played just 45 minutes of football this summer but Ten Hag is short of options up front.

“I’m satisfied with the whole team, we’re working good, good culture and Cristiano is working really tough and hard,” Ten Hag said

“I’m really happy [to have Ronaldo]. I told you before, we have a top striker, really happy he’s here with the squad and we stick to the plan.”

Sources have told ESPN that United are still searching for a midfielder and a forward before the deadline on Sep. 1.

A move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is ongoing but Ten Hag insists he is happy with his squad ahead of the start of the Premier League campaign this weekend.