Man United vs Rayo Vallecano LIVE: Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford for friendly

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Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his long-awaited Manchester United return on Sunday against Rayo Vallecano.

The Red Devils were in Norway for a pre-season game against Atletico on Saturday – a 1-0 defeat – but the 37-year-old stayed behind in England and will feature in a second string game at Old Trafford.

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Ronaldo is back in training with his teammates

Ronaldo was seen reporting for duty at the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday and confirmed on social media he is set to feature.

United’s double-header against Spanish opposition will be their last friendly ahead of their Premier League opener against Brighton.

Man United v Rayo Vallecano: Date and start time

This pre-season friendly will take place on Sunday, July 31.

Kick-off at Old Trafford will take place at 4pm.

Man United v Rayo Vallecano: TV channel and live stream

The game will again be shown live on MUTV – which costs £7.99 a month and can be live streamed via the club’s websites.

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talkSPORT will have regular updates from Old Trafford while talkSPORT.com will be on hand for all the post-match reaction.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


Ten Hag is making his Old Trafford debut

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Ten Hag is making his Old Trafford debut

Man United v Rayo Vallecano: Team news

After United’s defeat to Atletico, manager Erik ten Hag said about Ronaldo: “Tomorrow he will be in the squad. We’ll see how long he can play.”

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If he does feature it will be Ronaldo’s first match for United since the 4-0 defeat at Brighton on May 7.

The Portuguese could line up alongside new United signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martínez.

Ten Hag is also expected to name a number of youngsters in his side with the likes of Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage vying for minutes.

New signings Martinez and Eriksen are both pushing minutes

New signings Martinez and Eriksen are both pushing minutes

Man United v Rayo Vallecano: What has been said?

Ten Hag: “The players who played today from the start, they will not come on tomorrow.

“So tomorrow we will have a different starting XI. But there are players who came on who can start tomorrow.”

On his Theatre of Dreams debut, Ten Hag added: “I think [it will be special].

“After, I can tell you the feeling, but it would be great. I heard it was sold out, so it is fantastic.”

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