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Football: Real's Ronaldo ruled out of Manchester United friendly

Published on Aug 2, 2014 7:25 PM
 
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid during a Guinness International Champions Cup 2014 game at Cotton Bowl on July 29, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (REUTERS) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Saturday’s friendly in Michigan against his former club Manchester United but the La Liga side are hoping he will be fit for the European Super Cup.

The Portugal captain and World Player of the Year has been hampered by a left knee problem in recent months and was clearly below his best at the World Cup in Brazil, where the Portuguese failed to progress beyond the group stage.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is doing individual work and the plan is continue with the programme and on August 5 he will train with the team again,” Carlo Ancelotti, the coach of the European champions, told a news conference previewing the match at the University of Michigan stadium.

Ancelotti added that he was counting on Ronaldo recovering in time for the European Super Cup against Real’s La Liga rivals and Europa League winners Sevilla in Cardiff on August 12.

 
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