Football

Ancelotti won't rush Ronaldo back

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he and his coaching staff are being careful with Cristiano Ronaldo, despite insisting that his knee injury is "forgotten".

Ronaldo has not played in either of Real's pre-season friendly games against Inter Milan and Roma in the US, as a result of the knee injury he picked up towards the end of last season.

Asked about Ronaldo's condition following Real's 1-0 defeat by Roma in Dallas yesterday morning (Singapore time), Ancelotti said: "We have to be careful. He is taking things very carefully, but the problem is forgotten."

The Italian coach, however, could not confirm whether Ronaldo would be able to face former club United in Michigan on Sunday morning.

"He is training well by himself and today he did a double training session. We are going to see over the next few days whether he can play against United." - PA Sport.