Cristiano Ronaldo: Angry Manchester United Star Refuses to Acknowledge Fans Before Walking Past Erik ten Hag

Cristiano Ronaldo: Angry Manchester United Star Refuses to Acknowledge Fans Before Walking Past Erik ten Hag

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:09 PM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag appeared to be involved in another bout of cold war after Manchester United's loss to Brentford
  • The Red Devils were meticulously picked apart by the West London side, with Ronaldo storming off the pitch immediately after the game
  • Ronaldo has been eager to leave the club this summer and the latest result will do little to convince him to stay on

A fresh round of push and pull is brewing at Manchester United after their latest loss in the Premier League.

United were made to pay for their disjointed performance on Saturday evening as Brentford put four goals past them in just 35 minutes.

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Cristiano Ronaldo walked straight past his manager Erik ten hag after the game against Brentford. Photo by Sebastian Frej.
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Apart from the head coach Erik ten Hag, Cristiano Ronaldo also drew the spotlight given that reports had indicated that he wanted to leave the club this summer.

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Ronaldo was making his first start of the season, but even his presence couldn't stop Brentford from running riot as United lost their first two games of the season for the first time in over 30 years.

A video has now emerged of Ronaldo appearing to refuse to heed assistant head coach Steven McLaren's request for Ronaldo to acknowledge fans after the game.

The Portuguese star then walks straight past his manager and down the tunnel without uttering a word or even a gesture. Football fans were quick to read into this as a huge problem for the club.

Ronaldo has in the past been said to be critical of United's ambitions. If those reports are anything to go by, the former Real Madrid striker might make another attempt to leave before September 1st.

Football fas troll Manchester United after heavy thumping by Brentford

Sports Brief had earlier reported that football fans took to social media to troll Manchester United following their humbling defeat to Brentford on match day two in the 2022-23 Premier League.

Erik Ten Hag's charges inspired confidence and oozed quality during pre-season, particularly with a comprehensive win over Liverpool.

However, the Dutch tactician and his side have been given a rude awakening to life in the English top-flight.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)