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Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he should start against Brighton

By Harry Smith

Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he should start against Brighton

As Anthony Martial will miss Sunday's match, Cristiano Ronaldo is the only striker available 

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This Thursday morning the alarm bell went off after Anthony Martial picked up a hamstring injury during that day’s training session. Although it is not supposed to be a serious injury that could leave the Frenchman away from the pitch for months, he is definitely not available for tomorrow’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion.

The injury could not have come at a worst time as Martial was looking for a chance of finally redeeming himself with the team after spending the last six months away on loan at Sevilla. Manchester United’s number 9 was must likely going to be the starting centre-forward for Sunday’s game as he impressed Erik ten Hag throughout the pre-season tour.

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In addition to this, Cristiano Ronaldo was not around for most of the pre-season tour as he asked for the club for some time off with the excuse of dealing with some family trouble. However, as the weeks passed, it was reported that the Portuguese star was being offered to Champions League clubs by his agent Jorge Medes.

Ronaldo finally came back to training with the rest of his teammates and new manager on the last week of pre-season and only managed to play 45 minutes during the last game of preparation against Spanish side Rayo Vallecano. Because of this, ten Hag did not think he had enough match fitness to play the whole match this Sunday.

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Sunday People’s writer Steve Bates, claims that the striker believes the is fit enough to be included in the starter eleven when Manchester United face Brighton as he is the only striker at the disposal of Erik ten Hag at the moment.


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