Ronaldo refused to come on as sub for United, Ten Hag says



Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute for Manchester United in its 2-0 win over Tottenham within the Premier League, United supervisor Erik ten Hag stated Friday.

Ronaldo headed to the locker room earlier than the ultimate whistle of Wednesday’s recreation at Old Trafford in a present of dissent and has since been omitted from United’s squad for the journey to play Chelsea on Saturday.

Ten Hag held talks with Ronaldo on Friday and stated the Portugal striker “stays an vital a part of the squad.”

However, Ten Hag stated Ronaldo had to be disciplined for the sake of the tradition throughout the staff, having already been essential of the participant and a few of his teammates for leaving a preseason pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano early in July.

“I’ve to set requirements and values, and management them,” Ten Hag stated.

“I set a warning at first of the season, and the following time there has to be penalties. Otherwise when you’re dwelling collectively, when you’re enjoying collectively — and soccer is a staff sport — you may have to fulfill sure requirements and I’ve to management it.”

The 37-year-old Ronaldo took to social media late Thursday to clarify his habits within the Tottenham recreation.

“I’ve all the time tried to set the instance myself for the kids that grew in all of the groups that I’ve represented,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram. “Unfortunately that is not all the time doable and typically the warmth of the moment (will get) the most effective of us.”

Ronaldo educated away from the primary staff on Friday.


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