Ronaldo returned to Manchester United with his agent Jorge Mendes on Tuesday and informed the club that he wishes to withdraw from his contract

United have countered that they do not want to sell him and last night claimed there had been no change in their stance nor had they received any enquiries.

Talks have failed to change the 37-year-old's mind that he wants to leave, but he will continue professionally.

Ronaldo  returned  on Tuesday after missing all of United's pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia.

He underwent a medical and then trained on Wednesday before watching his team-mates in a behind closed doors friendly against Wrexham.

It was thought that the weekend's two-legged friendlies against Atletico Madrid in Oslo on Saturday and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday

New signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen starred against National League side Wrexham, with the Dane on the scoresheet. United won the match 4-1.

Ronaldo returned to United's training ground on Tuesday morning in his £168,000 Bentley, sitting alongside his agent Jorge Mendes.