Cristiano Ronaldo not only stormed from the touchline but also the stadium before the final whistle on Wednesday, not that the Manchester United players noticed…
Ronaldo was an unused substitute in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham and was shown storming down the tunnel before the end of the game.
Ten Hag, who still had two more substitutions available to him, said after the game that he would “deal with” Ronaldo on Thursday.
“I don’t pay attention to that, I will deal with that tomorrow,” the Dutchman said.
“I want to keep the focus on the team, it was a magnificent performance from all the 11 players.
“It was a performance also from the subs that came on. It was a squad performance. We deal with that tomorrow.”
The United manager was trying to draw attention away from Ronaldo after his team’s outstanding performance.
And The Athletic report that CR7 wasn’t in the players’ thoughts as they celebrated in the home dressing room.
It’s claimed the striker’s absence ‘didn’t make a ripple’ as his teammates enjoyed the win which has taken them within a point of the top four.
Danny Mills went in on the Portugal international while on duty for Sky Sports, claiming the striker “thinks he’s bigger than the football club” after his “incredibly disrespectful” show.
Mills said: “It’s an absolute disgrace, I think it’s incredibly disrespectful to the team, to the manager, to the fans.
“They were winning 2-0, what complaint can he have? If they were losing 2-0 it still wouldn’t be right, but I would sort of understand it. He clearly thinks he’s bigger than the football club.”
“It’s a little bit of a selfish act to go, ‘oh actually I’m not involved’, he knows full well that everybody’s going to see it.
“You know what it’s like at Old Trafford, you’ve got to walk all the way down the touchline, not just sneaking down at the halfway line. He knows everyone’s going to watch him.
“And I feel sorry for United now, and Ten Hag because that’s an outstanding result against a top side and all it’s going to be about is Ronaldo.”
- Ten Hag told to drop ‘spoilt brat’ Ronaldo as Man Utd ‘play better without him’
- Pundit claims Arsenal star Aubameyang ‘slapped Arteta in the face’
- EPL: Ronaldo tipped to become Man Utd manager ‘within 18 months’