Cristiano Ronaldo jokes in the training of Man Utd with the hope of starting again in the Europa League against Omonia

CRISTIANO RONALDO joked in training despite the insult of the day of the derby.

The legendary forward was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s humiliating 6-3 loss to Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo jokes with his Man Utd teammates in trainingCredit: Pennsylvania

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Ronaldo hopes to return to the eleven Europa League holdersCredit: Pennsylvania
Ronaldo has enjoyed a less than ideal moment so far this season.

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Ronaldo has enjoyed a less than ideal moment so far this season.Credit: Pennsylvania
Erik ten Hag discusses tactics with manager Darren Fletcher

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Erik ten Hag discusses tactics with manager Darren FletcherCredit: Pennsylvania

But Ronaldo is hoping to regain a spot in the starting XI when United travel to Cyprus for the Europa League clash against Omonia on Thursday.

The 37-year-old scored his first goal of the season from a penalty against FC Sheriff in the Red Devils’ last European game.

And Ronaldo will be desperate to increase his haul, as his league minutes will be limited to cameos off the bench.

Boss Erik ten Hag is also hoping to see a reaction to his failures over the weekend to shake off the result before heading to Everton.

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The Dutchman was criticized from all sides for his decision not to play with Ronaldo, although he said it was “out of respect for his great career”.

SunSport columnist Piers Morgan said Ten Hag was an “arrogant, wishful thinking idiot” for not even taking him off the bench against City.

Roy Keane also added: “I think United showed nothing but disrespect for Ronaldo. They should have let him go when the opportunity arose. I had options, I know for sure.”

Meanwhile, Graeme Souness believes Ronaldo should have started the match ahead of Marcus Rashford and also have priority in the minutes ahead of double scorer Anthony Martial.

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However, Jamie Carragher supported Ten Hag’s decision.

He said: “The idea that Erik ten Hag was wrong yesterday not to play against Ronaldo is ridiculous!

“Ronaldo played for Brentford when he was 4-0 at half-time.

“It’s not a jab to Cristiano Ronaldo, but Rashford’s pace on the break we saw against Arsenal and Liverpool was the best option.”

Ten Hag was the first to criticize his team’s lackluster performance by questioning the confidence his players showed in the first half.

“When on the pitch you don’t think you can’t win games, it’s unacceptable,” he said.

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SunSport exclusively revealed that new United player Antony did not follow Ten Hag’s defensive instructions.

He left Diogo Dalot, cautioned after two minutes, unprotected and the case was the same on the other side, just as Jadon Sancho left Tyrell Malacia to his fate.

Ronaldo has been behind his teammates in the pecking order this year

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Ronaldo has been behind his teammates in the pecking order this yearCredit: Pennsylvania
Marcus Rashford was a favorite among Ronaldo

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Marcus Rashford was a favorite among RonaldoCredit: Pennsylvania
Ten Hag is struggling to find a winning solution in the future.

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Ten Hag is struggling to find a winning solution in the future.Credit: Pennsylvania

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