Cristiano Ronaldo refused to enter the match between Manchester United and Tottenham, confirmed Erik Ten Hag at a press conference. A week after the controversial incident, a social media user posted a video of the precise moment in which the Portugal striker reportedly said “no” to the Netherlands coach.
During the duel for date 12, the attacker appeared among the substitutes of the ‘Red Devils’. Then, according to the mentioned sequence, the DT placed himself at the height of the scorer and started a dialogue. In the middle of the exchange, ‘CR7’ raised his finger and then shook his head: both gestures expressing a negative response.
That would have been the moment in which, once again, Cristiano and the coach of the ‘Red Devils’ did not reach an agreement in the development of the contest.
Ronaldo, after the brief talk with Ten Hag, went down the stairs and stood under the substitutes’ area. From that place, the star followed the actions of the clash with the ‘Spurs’ and greeted Jadon Sancho and Casemiro for their respective performances.
Immediately, another image showed the Portuguese walking on the edge of the “Teatro de los Sueños” land until reaching the access to the interior of the colossus. To close, the image that the whole world saw, of the 37-year-old player entering the locker room shortly after the final whistle.
Due to this attitude, the club issued a statement in which it reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is disaffected from the commitment against Chelsea last Saturday. Without him, Manchester United drew 1-1 in the last minute of the game.
This Tuesday, the striker rejoined the first team in training at the Carrington headquarters, after the punishment. If all goes well, the ‘Bug’ can start against Sheriff this Thursday for the Europa League. In this tournament, the Portuguese scored a goal and provided an assist.
Prior to returning with his teammates, the English media reported that Cristiano and Ten Hag had an extensive conversation to iron out rough edges and continue with the season. Although, the same sources indicate that United is looking for a way to sell the Portuguese in the January transfer market.
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