Cristiano Ronaldo has no other choice but to isolate for five days upon his return to the UK.
Despite Manchester United making efforts at push for an ‘elite sportsman exemption’, the UK Government has rejected the proposal and now Ronaldo must isolate for five days before he is allowed to train with his new teammates, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.
The 36-year-old scored two late goals in Portugal’s 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday but received a yellow card for taking his shirt off in celebration, meaning he would miss the country’s next World Cup qualifier through suspension.
With only a friendly against Qatar between the games this week, Portugal boss Fernando Santos has agreed to release Ronaldo and he is set to arrive in Manchester soon.
CR7 will have to test negative for COVID-19 before he is allowed to link up with the squad.