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Cristiano Ronaldo has been spotted training with Real Madrid, according to reports.
Ronaldo is currently without a club following his explosive departure from Manchester United last month. The 37-year-old star parted ways with the Red Devils by mutual consent after a tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, where he accused the club and manager Erik ten Hagof betraying him.
He played at the World Cup as a free agent as Portugal exited the competition at the quarter-final stage to Morocco. And after being given the cold shoulder by national team coach Fernando Santos, it appears he has found solace with former boss Carlo Ancelotti.
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According to Spanish outlet Relevo, Ronaldo has been spotted training at Real Madrid's Valdebebas base. The report claims that the veteran star is training away from the first-team, presumably in a bid to keep up his fitness.
It adds that Ronaldo's "personal session" at the training ground came to the "surprise of many of those present." Madrid were said to be more than happy to help CR7, as the relationship between the parties is still strong.
The report will no doubt fuel rumours that Ronaldo could return to Madrid for the second half of the season.
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Ronaldo spent nine trophy-filled seasons at the Bernabeu after joining them from United in 2009. He scored 450 times for the club between 2009 and 2018, helping them win two La Liga titles and and four Champions League crowns before moving to Juventus.
He rejoined United in the summer of 2021 and went on to score 24 goals in 38 appearances in his first season back at Old Trafford. But amid rumours of discontent, he destroyed his relationship with the club during an astonishing interview with Piers Morgan before the World Cup.
United confirmed his departure with the following statement: "Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
"The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
"Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch."
Ronaldo has since been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia during his time at the World Cup. According to reports earlier this month, the Portugal star looked set to link up with Al-Nassr on a mega-money deal. However, as of December 14, no deal had formally been announced.
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