Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo is in the Portugal squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures at the start of June.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in the Portugal squad for their UEFA Nations League fixtures at the start of June.
The 37-year-old missed Manchester United‘s final match of the 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a hip flexor problem, but he is set to represent his country next month.
Portugal will take on Spain on June 2, Switzerland on June 5, Czech Republic on June 9 before facing Switzerland for the second time on June 12.
A Selecao will now turn their attention to the start of their 2022-23 UEFA Nations League campaign, and they will be determined to get off to the best possible start against Spain at the start of next month.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals and registered three assists in 38 appearances for Man United during the 2021-22 campaign, while he has 115 goals in 186 appearances for Portugal.
RB Leipzig’s Andre Silva and AC Milan’s Rafael Leao will be hoping to be given the opportunity to make their mark in the final third of the field, while Braga’s Ricardo Horta has also been named in the squad.
Bruno Fernandes is also in the squad, with the 27-year-old entering the competition off the back of scoring 10 goals and registering 14 assists in 46 appearances for Man United last season.
Diogo Dalot, who plays alongside Ronaldo and Fernandes at Old Trafford, has also retained his spot in the squad, with the defender becoming a key player for the Red Devils in the second half of the season.
None of the players selected will be involved in this weekend’s Champions League final, so Santos will be hoping to be able to call on the majority for the opener against Spain.
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