Ronaldo’s dissatisfaction with Ten Hag is obvious. In the midweek Premier League game, the Portuguese superstar once again left a new chapter. In this game, Manchester United comfortably defeated Tottenham Hotspur with goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes, but Ronaldo did not get a chance to play in this game.
After making two starts in the UEFA Cup against Omonoia and the League against Newcastle last weekend, the Dutch coach downgraded the 37-year-old Ronaldo to a substitute in this game. This decision was not accepted by Ronaldo. In the game against Newcastle, Ronaldo was already a little dissatisfied after being replaced.
In this game against Tottenham, with a 2-0 lead, Ten Hag chose Elanga as Sancho’s replacement. Ronaldo had been warming up after the first half, but did not get a chance to play. He left the field early in the 89th minute of the game.
Since there are still two replacements, Ronaldo did not wait until the end, expressing his anger and dissatisfaction.
Ronaldo’s attitude was not ignored by everyone. The Sky Sports commentators expressed their views on what happened: “After this game, the only thing everyone will talk about will be Cristiano Ronaldo. This is incredibly disrespectful.”
Ten Hag said after the game: “I will deal with this issue tomorrow.”