The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was ruled out of the 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Monday (AEDT) after refusing to come on as a substitute and leaving the bench early in last Wednesday’s win over Tottenham.
United manager Erik ten Haag insisted the decision was to stick to principles and create a positive environment at the club, with the Portugal international only allowed to return to first-team training on Tuesday.
Ronaldo is expected to feature in Friday’s Europa League clash against Sheriff and has promised fans that he is aiming to claw his way back into Ten Hag’s scoring.
“On the right track again, with the same commitment and dedication as always!” – said the forward.
United will secure a place in the knockout stages of the Europa League against Sheriff if they win, draw or avoid defeat by more than one goal.
However, the Red Devils will be without the injured Raphael Varane and Ten Haag will be making late decisions on the fitness of Harry Maguire, Donnie van de Beek and Aaron Van-Bisaka.