Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence after failing to return to training – but wears pair of Man Utd SHORTS for workout | The Sun

WANTAWAY Cristiano Ronaldo broke his silence with a tantalising hint – as he posted a training picture wearing just MANCHESTER UNITED shorts.

Ronaldo's physical condition and gruelling commitment to fitness looked more obvious than ever despite him missing United's return to training and their pre-season Asia tour for family reasons.


And his choice of outfit sparked speculation he might rethink his future.

Ron's words alongside the topless gym shot offered little further clue, though, as he merely posted "HARD WORK" .

The Portugal hero's gym gear also raised eyebrows for a second reason as United's shorts paraded their deal with adidas – fierce rivals to his sponsors Nike.

And it all came only an hour or so after Red Devils' boss Erik ten Hag doubled down on his plans to KEEP the 37-year-old.

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Defiant Ten Hag insisted "nothing has changed" when quizzed on the Portugal striker as United landed in Melbourne.

And even though that might still be Ronaldo's attitude about his desire to leave, it's also true about his dedication to extreme fitness.

The ex-Juventus and Real Madrid superstar looked in perfect shape as he worked alone after United granted him extra time off for "personal reasons".

Ron has been linked with several European giants since his desire to leave and ideally return to Champions League football emerged in the past week.

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An unnamed Saudi club are said to have offered United £25million and Ron £2M A WEEK.

But despite reportedly being approached by Ronaldo's representatives, Chelsea pulled back from bidding on Thursday.

Bayern Munich and PSG also claim they won't pursue international football's record scorer, who has netted 117 goals in 189 games for Portugal.

But as Ronaldo showed off his gymwork, Ten Hag was arriving Down Under and pledging the icon will see out the second half of a two-year deal.

After claiming on Tuesday that Ron was in his plans for the new season, the Dutchman backed that up three days later by saying: "We made a statement and nothing has changed."

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