Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured training at Carrington ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 36-year-old missed Monday night’s FA Cup win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford with a ‘minor muscle problem’.

But the Portuguese international was back training with his teammates today ahead of Saturday’s clash at Villa Park.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has featured in every Premier League match since re-joining the Reds in the summer.


United’s number seven will be targeting a place in Ralf Rangnick’s starting line-up as we face Steven Gerrard’s side for the second time in the space of six days.

Manchester United Training Session
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Harry Maguire, Phil Jones and Jadon Sancho also returned to training to give Rangnick and the rest of the squad a big boost ahead of the game against the Midlanders.

The Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after losing 1-0 at home to Wolves last time out.

Gerrard’s Villains will be targeting revenge after getting knocked out of the FA Cup, and following the signings of Phillipe Coutinho and Lucas Digne, United could face a stern test.

Villa won the reverse fixture at Old Trafford in September when Kortney Hause scored a late header. Bruno Fernandes had a chance from the spot to rescue a point, but he blazed his effort over the bar.

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