The striker of Manchester United, the legend of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, recently showed a specific behavior and refused to come on as a substitute for the match against Tottenham, and, as for the manager of Red Devils, that behavior must have consequences.
The Portuguese superstar left Old Trafford’s bench and walked down the tunnel in the last minutes of the game against Tottenham, when MU confidently took a 2:0 win. Because of it, Ronaldo is not allowed to play during the Devil’s next match against Chelsea, and currently, he’s training by himself. Ten Hag also stated that Ronaldo refused to come on for the match.
Ten Hag’s opinion about the situation
The head coach of MU stated that the Portuguese striker acted the same way during the match against Rayo Vallecano in the pre-season game and he felt that it was the time to react.
As for Ten Hag, the dispute is between him and Ronaldo, and he also revealed that the Portuguese player remains an important player for the team, because Ten Hag is responsible for his team, and its players and he must manage to control everything.
The first time Ronaldo acted like that, Ten Hag stated that Ronaldo’s step was unacceptable, but in the second time there’d be consequences.
Ten Hag showed great respect for his team and players by saying that he and his team would miss Cristiano during the match against Chelsea, but dropping him out must be done for attitude and control. ‘We must focus on FC Chelsea, and that’s the most important thing currently,’ said Ten Hag.
Ronaldo’s unacceptable behavior
As the Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said, Ronaldo’s actions were ‘unacceptable.’ As for the United’s legend and its former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, it was the first time that he’d been ‘disappointed’ in the player.
Though Ronaldo didn’t apologize for his actions, he stated that the heat of that moment got to him.
It’s remarkable, that Ronaldo’s statistics this season are not very satisfying. In PL’s eight matches, he scored only one goal though, he had been substituted for several games, which caused his disappointed and disappointing actions.