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Major doubt on RONALDO participation in Man United's crucial match against Fulham


CRISTIANO RONALDO is a major doubt for Manchester United's away day at Fulham on Sunday, having missed training due to illness concerns.

During the week, the 37-year-old was absent from Manchester United's 4-2 Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa.

Erik ten Hag, the manager of the Red Devils, confirmed Ronaldo's absence was due to illness.

As a result, he missed training, which means he could miss United's final Premier League game before the World Cup.

Ten Hag's men will travel to Craven Cottage to face league leaders Fulham, and Anthony Martial could lead the line.

"I can't guarantee that [Cristiano] will be available now," Ten Hag told club media. "But today he was ill."

He can recover from that; it's not a serious illness that will keep him out for days or weeks, so I believe he'll be available for Sunday and will be in the squad."

Ten Hag went on to say, "In one hour we have training, so we will do normal stuff, but we'll see."

"I don't believe there were any major issues from yesterday's game, but we'll have to wait and see how players recover from illness, such as Cristiano, [and] injury, such as Antony." "

"So we have some issues and some questions [to see] how we line up and what plan we take." Yesterday, Anthony Martial played his first minutes from the start after Everton, so we'll see how he recovers.

Ronaldo sitting out the Red Devils' final match before the winter tournament is a huge boost for Portugal because it eliminates the possibility of their star man suffering a late injury.

The Qatar World Cup is expected to be Ronaldo's final tournament, and it is the only trophy he has yet to win.