Fred hints at Manchester United return as Erik ten Hag receives Cristiano Ronaldo advice

Here are your Manchester United morning headlines for Tuesday, April 26:

Fred hints at Manchester United return

Fred appears to have confirmed that he is back in Manchester United training with a post on Instagram.

United have struggled to cope without Fred — the engine of their midfield — since he suffered an injury to his hip flexor muscle against Everton at the start of April. The Toffees won that match with the Brazilian off the field and there have been a further two losses in the three games he has missed since, to Liverpool and Arsenal.

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Even the match United did manage to win without Fred, against rock bottom Norwich City, they only did so by the skin of their teeth after having thrown away a two-goal advantage. It’s clear how much Ralf Rangnick has missed him in his midfield and the German will hope Fred will be able to play a part in the final four matches of the campaign.

Read more on Fred’s hint here.

Ten Hag receives Ronaldo advice

Holland legend Marco van Basten has offered advice to incoming Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag on star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old’s return to the Premier League has split fans and pundits alike. Despite constant criticism for the Portugal captain, he has often proved to be the match-winner for United, with two hat-tricks as well as firing in his 100th Premier League goal in the defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

His future at Old Trafford has been up for debate since his arrival and some have suggested he won’t fit into Ten Hag’s system next season. However, Van Basten disagrees with the suggestion that he should leave. He said: “If Ronaldo carries on playing like he did last week (against Norwich) and scores two or three goals in a match on a regular basis, there is no need to take him out of the team.

Read more from Van Basten here.

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