Man Utd stars jet out to Switzerland as Cristiano Ronaldo sits next to Diogo Dalot for first Champions League trip back

MANCHESTER UNITED have flown to Switzerland ahead of their first European fixture since the Europa League final defeat to Villareal in May.

But there were a few new faces on the plane on this occasion, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 36-year-old was seated next to Portugal team-mate Diogo Dalot on the private jet.

CR7 seemed in good spirits after scoring twice on his second United debut on Saturday, and posed with two thumbs up to the camera.

Fellow summer signing Jadon Sancho also gave the cameraman a thumbs up – he was sat next to England buddy Jesse Lingard.

Lingard may be hoping for a rare start against Young Boys after scoring against Newcastle at the weekend.

It could be an opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to hand minutes to several fringe players, including Dalot and Donny van de Beek.

The latter was brought on against Newcastle but he has made murmurings about his disappointment over a lack of game time in recent weeks.


United boss Solskjaer is seemingly willing to make changes and is not afraid to rest the likes of Ronaldo.

He said: "Cristiano looks after himself so much so I know he will recover quickly.

“He has had a pre-season and, of course, it’s important that we get everyone up and running and to get him up and running and to give him 90 minutes.

"It’s not impossible to leave him out. He is 36, Mason (Greenwood) is 19, so it’s the same.

"I have to manage his minutes, and I have to manage a 36-year-old’s minutes as well.

“Of course there is a game on Tuesday. We will see what we do."

Anthony Martial could come in for Ronaldo if Solskajer wishes to rest the Portuguese, with the Norwegian confirming Edinson Cavani is expected to be out for at least a week.

Victor Lindelof could also come back into the side and if David De Gea is rested then Tom Heaton may make a rare appearance.

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