Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag confirmed on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo refused to return on in its place throughout this week’s win towards Tottenham, saying there needed to be “penalties” for his behaviour.
Publish-match speak following the spectacular 2-0 victory over Spurs at Outdated Trafford on Wednesday has been dominated by the early exit of the 37-year-old Portuguese celebrity.
Ronaldo headed down the tunnel earlier than the ultimate whistle and made a hasty departure from Outdated Trafford.
United introduced on Thursday that the ahead had been dropped from the squad for Saturday’s conflict with Chelsea following his tantrum.
Requested at his pre-match press convention whether or not Ronaldo had refused to return on a substitute towards Spurs, Ten Hag stated: “Sure.”
Ten Hag stated: “What (occurred in) the speak is between Cristiano and me. The (membership) assertion can also be clear, I believe.”
However the Dutch supervisor, in his first season at Outdated Trafford, stated Ronaldo “stays an vital a part of the squad.”
The ahead was additionally amongst people who left Outdated Trafford early in July’s pre-season pleasant towards Rayo Vallecano, main Ten Hag to underline the significance of gamers staying to help their team-mates.
Requested how he offers with the scenario, the Dutchman stated on Friday: “How we did. I’m the supervisor. I’m chargeable for the highest sport tradition right here and I’ve to set requirements and values and I’ve to manage them.
“We’re in a group, so now we have requirements, now we have values and I’ve to manage that. After Rayo Vallecano, I advised (you) it was unacceptable however he wasn’t the one one. That’s for everybody.
“When it’s the second time, that may have penalties. That’s what we did. We miss him tomorrow. That may be a miss for us. For the squad it’s a miss.
“However I believe it’s vital for the angle and mentality from the group. Now now we have to give attention to Chelsea and that’s the most vital.”
Warmth of the second
Ronaldo responded to his omission from the squad by saying he had acted within the warmth of the second.
“I’ve at all times tried to set the instance myself for the children that grew in all of the groups that I’ve represented,” he posted on Instagram on Thursday. “Sadly that’s not at all times potential and generally the warmth of the second will get the very best of us.
“Proper now, I simply really feel that I’ve to maintain working onerous in Carrington, help my teammates and be prepared for every thing in any given recreation.
“Giving in to the stress will not be an choice. It by no means was. That is Manchester United, and united we should stand. Quickly we’ll be collectively once more.”
The previous Actual Madrid and Juventus star scored 24 targets in all competitions in 2021/22 in his first season again at Outdated Trafford, the place he made his identify as a worldwide star.
However, dissatisfied by United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, he has tried and did not engineer a transfer away from Outdated Trafford.
Ronaldo, a five-time Champions League winner with Actual and United, has began solely two Premier League video games this season and has only one aim to his identify within the English prime flight.
The ahead, who missed United’s pre-season tour to Australia and Thailand for “household causes”, additionally reacted badly when he was substituted by Ten Hag in final week’s draw towards Newcastle.
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