Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans Slam Man United Star for Disrespect During Tottenham Clash

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans Slam Man United Star for Disrespect During Tottenham Clash

Fred Kennedy
October 20, 2022 at 7:29 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo was an unused substitute during Manchester United's clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night
  • Erik ten Hag's decision not to play Ronaldo seemingly angered the veteran forward, who stormed down the tunnel before the full-time whistle
  • His decision did not go down with the majority of fans, with some taking to social media to vent their disapproval of Ronaldo's conduct
  • Meanwhile, United secured a 2-0 vital win over their EPL rivals, with Fred and Bruno Fernandes finding the back of the net

Manchester United fans have hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo for 'disrespect' during the side's Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

Ronaldo played no role during the encounter staged at Old Trafford, as he was left on the bench by Erik ten Hag.

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Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo warming up before kick-off during his side's Premier League match against Tottenham at Old Trafford. Photo by Nick Potts.
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The 37-year-old has managed just two Premier League starts so far this season, with the last coming during United's meeting with Newcastle last Sunday.

Even then however, he did not last the entire match as he was subbed off to make way for Marcus Rashford.

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On Wednesday night, ten Hag named him on the bench but never handed him any minutes, as Scott McTominay, Christian Eriksen and Anthony Elanga came on at his expense.

The Dutchman's decision to overlook Ronaldo seemed not to have gone down well, with the veteran forward storming off the pitch before the full-time whistle.

The move did not go down well with a section of Man United fans however, who slammed their star man for being disrespectful.

Fans react to Ronaldo's conduct

One said:

"Ronaldo is a disgrace. 37 years of age and storming off like a petulant child."

A second added:

"Ronaldo’s attitude when things are not going his way is terrible."

Another urged:

"Terminate Ronaldo’s contract. Walking down the tunnel before the game is over. Embarrassing."

A fourth noted:

"He clearly thinks he’s bigger than the football club."

Ronaldo angry after Newcastle subbing

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo cut a dejected figure after he was subbed off in the second half of Man United's Premier League clash with Newcastle at Old Trafford.

The veteran striker was handed a rare Premier League start during the encounter as Erik ten Hag named him in the starting XI.

However, the Portuguese, who recently became the first player in history to score 700 club goals, made little impact during the encounter on October 16.

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