The dislike between Cristiano Ronaldo (37 years) and Manchester United has reached a new level. The 37-year-old Portuguese left Old Trafford before the end of the game against Tottenham, won 2-0 by the Red Devils on Wednesday. An unacceptable attitude for the Manchester United coach, Erik ten Hag, who decided to leave the Portuguese striker for the clash against Chelsea on Saturday.
Capricious in recent weeks, since he made clear to his leaders his desire to leave the English club in the off-season because of the non-qualification for the Champions League, the Portuguese striker has exceeded a limit that did not please at all Erik ten Hag. Ten Hag punishes Ronaldo Indeed, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, once again left on the bench against Tottenham (2-0), Wednesday in the Premier League, left Old Trafford in the 89th minute without going through the dressing room. An attitude very unappreciated by the Dutch manager, who had promised to take action after the game. “I saw him yes. I didn’t talk to him afterwards. I will deal with it tomorrow, not today ” , he explained for Prime Video. And the former coach of Ajax did not betray his word. Thus, the new strong man of the English club has taken a radical decision by excluding the Lusitanian for the clash against Chelsea, Saturday (18:30). “Cristiano will not be part of the Manchester United team for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea. The rest of the team is fully focused on the preparation of this game”. says a statement from the club, this Thursday evening.
Open door for Ronaldo A radical choice explained by the Daily Mail. According to the British media, Ronaldo has simply refused to enter the game against Spurs to play only a few minutes. This was the last straw for the best striker in history. But also for the Dutch coach, who has already warned his management: Ronaldo can leave. Whether in January or next summer, Ten Hag no longer closes the door.