MANCHESTER, England –
Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be left out of Manchester United’s squad to face Chelsea, the membership mentioned Thursday after the Portugal worldwide walked out of the staff’s 2-0 win over Tottenham earlier than the ultimate whistle.
United supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned after Wednesday’s match at Old Trafford that he would “deal with” Ronaldo a day later.
“Cristiano will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea,” United mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for that fixture.”
Ronaldo may even practice away from the primary staff till after that match, with United saying it absolutely backs the choice made by Ten Hag.
United wouldn’t touch upon stories Ronaldo refused to return on as a late substitute. The supervisor has a often scheduled pre-game press convention Friday.
On Thursday, Ten Hag was fielding questions in regards to the 37-year-old Ronaldo on an evening when United produced arguably its greatest efficiency of the season.
“I don’t pay attention today,” the Dutchman mentioned after the match. “We deal with that tomorrow. I want to keep the focus on this team. It was a magnificent performance from all the 11 players.”
Ten Hag has already proved himself a strict disciplinarian – canceling his staff’s time off after the 4-0 defeat to Brentford in August, whereas he was additionally essential of Ronaldo and different gamers for leaving a preseason pleasant towards Rayo Vallecano early in July.