Cristiano Ronaldo will MISS Manchester United’s game against Leicester with illness  


Cristiano Ronaldo is OUT of Manchester United’s crucial game against Leicester at Old Trafford through illness with Ralf Rangnick without his star man for a pivotal game in their bid to catch Arsenal in the top-four race

  • Cristiano Ronaldo expected to miss game against Leicester through illness
  • Portuguese star has scored 18 goals in all competitions for United this season
  • He netted a hat-trick against Tottenham just before the international break 

Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to miss Manchester United’s clash against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

According to The Athletic, the Portuguese will be unavailable through illness when the Red Devils host Brendan Rodgers’ men at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo has scored 18 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions for United this season and netted a hat-trick in his side’s 3-2 win against Tottenham just before the international break. 

Cristiano Ronaldo will be unavailable for Manchester United’s game against Leicester

The 37-year-old played in both playoffs ties over the past two weeks as Portugal secured a place at the 2022 World Cup, which will mark his fifth appearance at the tournament – equalling a record held by Lothar Matthaus, Rafa Marquez and Gianluigi Buffon.

The 2016 European champions beat Turkey 3-1 in the semi-finals 10 days ago, before defeating North Macedonia 2-0 on Tuesday. 

Edinson Cavani is also unavailable for United, after picking up a knock while on international duty with Uruguay.

Ronaldo helped Portugal qualify for the 2022 World Cup via the playoffs this week

Ronaldo helped Portugal qualify for the 2022 World Cup via the playoffs this week

United will also be without Edinson Cavani, who picked a knock while playing for Uruguay

United will also be without Edinson Cavani, who picked a knock while playing for Uruguay

Ralf Rangnick’s men return to Premier League action for the first time since March 12 hoping to close the gap with a top-four place.

Arsenal currently occupy the last Champions League spot and are four points clear of sixth-placed United, but have a game in hand. Spurs, meanwhile, are fifth a point ahead of the Red Devils.

United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton next week, with a home game against Norwich before back-to-back trips to Anfield and the Emirates. 

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