Cristiano Ronaldo ‘will miss Manchester United clash against Crystal Palace’

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s final game of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign through injury.

Cristiano Ronaldo would be absent for Manchester Unitedfinal game of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign against crystal palace Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils need to beat the Eagles to be sure of sixth place in the table which would see them qualify for next season’s Europa League ahead of West Ham United.

However, Ralf RannickThe team will be without the services of their top scorer, with Ronaldo set to miss the game at Selhurst Park.

According to Athleticisma problem with the 37-year-old’s hip flexor ruled him out of the game with patrick vierafrom the side.

Ronaldo missed Aston Villa and Manchester City earlier this season with a similar problem, and he is now set to be sidelined for his side’s final game of the 2021-22 campaign.

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The Portugal international enjoyed an impressive return to Old Trafford, finding the back of the net 24 times in 38 appearances in all competitions, as well as providing three assists.

Ronaldo has 18 Premier League goals, while he has netted six times in seven Champions League appearances as Rangnick’s side were knocked out by Atletico Madrid in the last 16.

There has been widespread speculation over the striker’s future in recent weeks, with claims he could leave Man United this summer, a year before his contract runs out.

However, Ronaldo is expected to stay at Old Trafford to work under the incoming head coach. Erik ten Hagwho revealed he was eager to manage the former Sporting Lisbon youngster.

“He’s a real winner and a magnificent player. I’m looking forward to working with him,” Ten Hag said in his last interview with Ajax.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Manchester United's goal in March 2022© Reuters

Meanwhile, Ronaldo hailed the new manager in a recent interview with the official Man United website, seemingly confirming that he will stay at the club despite their lack of Champions League football next season.

“I know he did a fantastic job at Ajax and he’s an experienced coach, but we have to give him time,” Ronaldo said. “Things have to change the way he wants.

“If he does well, all of Manchester United will do well, so I wish him well. We are all happy and excited [about his arrival], not only as players, but also as fans. We have to believe that next year we can win titles.”

Ronaldo has now scored 142 goals and registered 71 assists in 330 appearances for Man United during his two stints with the club.

Man United are currently two points clear of seventh-placed West Ham in the table, with the Hammers ending their campaign at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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