Ronaldo cites ‘heat of moment’ after left off Manchester United squad
Ronaldo missed Sunday’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth because of an injury and has been left out of the squad for next month’s Premier League trip to Arsenal.
The Portugal international took to Twitter to voice his frustrations and posted a shot of himself with the caption “I am more than ready for the Premier League”.
However, the winger insisted he was not upset and was more concerned about his missing out on a crucial opportunity to kick-start his Manchester United career.
He added: “I will be happy when I get to Manchester so I am ready to help this club in any way possible.
“I was hurt by not being involved but I have to say I am over it now. I am more than ready to face the Premier League.”
Ronaldo has scored 49 goals in 97 games for United this season but looks set to miss his next three games after injuring his left knee.
However, the 22-year-old is confident he can return in time for the international break.
He posted a picture of himself and his injured leg alongside the caption: “I am ready to fight for my country and my club again, in the Premier League and every game is a step closer to my dream.”
Manchester United’s 4-2 home defeat to Swansea City on Saturday left them eight points adrift of the top four, yet they remain in control of their destiny.
Stick was replaced by Antonio Valencia for the second against Swansea in a 2-1 win on 10 September and is now available for this weekend’s match at Arsenal.
The Spanish midfielder missed the defeat against Swansea after returning to fitness following an injury-disrupting game on the opening day of the Premier League.
“I did not see a great performance, but I didn’t think so,” said Valencia, who was on the bench for United’s draw with Bournemouth.
“I felt good in training, and with the training that we have done at the moment, I have to say I