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Cristiano Ronaldo was in attendance at Carrington as Manchester United eased to a 4-1 victory against Wrexham in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

The 37-year-old has told United that he wants to leave this summer and only checked in to the training ground for the first time in pre-season on Tuesday morning.

New signing Christian Eriksen scored in the game, in what was his first unofficial appearance for the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in attendance for Manchester United's friendly against Wrexham today © Provided by Daily Mail Cristiano Ronaldo is in attendance for Manchester United's friendly against Wrexham today

The Danish international signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils earlier this month and has now made the perfect start to life on the pitch.

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Fellow new signing Lisandro Martinez - whose £55million transfer was confirmed on Wednesday morning - was also in action against the non-league side.

The game, which kicked off at 2pm BST, was played at United's Carrington training ground. No fans were in attendance and the club did not broadcast it live on MUTV. Ronaldo watched from the sidelines along with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.

Christian Eriksen has scored in the behind-closed-doors game, his first appearance for United © Provided by Daily Mail Christian Eriksen has scored in the behind-closed-doors game, his first appearance for United

Eriksen only trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Tuesday after they returned from their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia at the weekend.

It was initially believed that United's youth team would face Wrexham - who are owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - but Erik ten Hag was eager to give some of his first-team players additional minutes ahead of the new season.

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  Manchester United will face Wrexham in a pre-season friendly Manchester United will take on National League side Wrexham in an additional pre-season friendly on Wednesday morning after returning home from their tour of Thailand and Australia. The fixture against the non-league side - which is owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney - will take place at Carrington and will be played behind closed doors without fans in attendance. Erik ten Hag will use the game as an opportunity to give minutes to the club's new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen - who are expected to link up with the squad for the first time.

Ten Hag's side have two more friendlies - against Atletico Madrid in Oslo and Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford - on back-to-back days this weekend, before they begin the Premier League campaign at home to Brighton on August 7.

Fellow new signing Lisandro Martinez - who has arrived in a £55million deal - is also in action © Provided by Daily Mail Fellow new signing Lisandro Martinez - who has arrived in a £55million deal - is also in action

Ronaldo is finally back in England after being given compassionate leave for a family issue, which led to him missing the first three weeks of pre-season.

His attendance at the Wrexham fixture comes after crunch talks took place over his United future on Tuesday, with ten Hag, the club's chief executive Richard Arnold and the forward's agent Jorge Mendes all in attendance.

Sir Alex Ferguson was also at Carrington at the same time for a football board meeting. While Sportsmail understands that meeting was not specifically about Ronaldo, it is highly possible that subject could have been discussed.

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Ten Hag talked to Ronaldo when he took over as manager in May, but it was the first time the two men had spoken since the Portuguese international asked to go.

Ronaldo checked in to the training ground for the first time in pre-season on Tuesday morning © Provided by Daily Mail Ronaldo checked in to the training ground for the first time in pre-season on Tuesday morning

Contact between the two camps has been maintained by Arnold and Mendes, who has been hawking his client around Europe's top clubs.

Ronaldo's return is being seen as a positive sign, although it's still unclear whether he is ready to commit to United for another season or re-iterate his desire to be sold.

United were still adamant on Monday night that the superstar forward is not for sale and remains part of ten Hag's plans for the new season.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been keeping himself fit in Lisbon, but he may not be ready to go straight back into full training with the rest of the squad who had Monday off after flying back from Perth on Sunday.

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