Astonishing Stats Reveal the Diminishing Importance of Ronaldo to Man United Amid Antics vs Tottenham

Astonishing Stats Reveal the Diminishing Importance of Ronaldo to Man United Amid Antics vs Tottenham

Edwin Kiplagat
  • Insane stats have revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo is becoming less and less important to Manchester United
  • The stats revealed that United have won eight times without Ronaldo and twice with the Portuguese
  • Ronaldo caused a stir on social media when he walked off the pitch before the final whistle, eliciting mixed reactions from fans

Cristiano Ronaldo sent football fans into a meltdown on Wednesday night after he left the bench and went straight to the tunnel before Manchester United's match versus Tottenham Hotspur ended.

The Portuguese forward has stolen the headlines in United's last two matches. On Sunday, he was visibly frustrated when Erik Ten Hag subbed him for Marcus Rashford.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, Premier League, Europa League, Champions League
Ronaldo has scored just twice this season. Photo by James Gill.
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Ronaldo engineered a move away from Old Trafford this past summer. Still, an attractive deal never materialised, leaving him at United, who play in the Europa League this season, according to Sky Sports.

Fans and pundits have pointed out the subtle feud between Ronaldo and manager Erik Ten Hag. The Dutch tactician said he couldn't bring Ronaldo off the bench versus Manchester City out of respect, according to Football365.

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Ronaldo's importance to Man United

According to Sky Sports, United have won eight matches without Ronaldo. In stark contrast, The Red Devils have only emerged victorious twice with Ronaldo.

Furthermore, the team covers more ground without the Portugal star. The Red Devils cover 98.5 kilometres with him, while they cover 108.5 kilometres without him.

In addition, the 20-time English champions average 0.5 points with Ronaldo and 2.25 without him.

According to Transfermarkt, Ronaldo has played 12 times for United this season, scoring twice, once in the Europa League and the Premier League.

Ronaldo walks off the pitch mid-game

Sports Brief earlier reported on Cristiano Ronaldo walking off the pitch after Erik Ten Hag decided not to sub him into their game versus Tottenham.

The striker had been omitted from the starting lineup, with Marcus Rashford taking his place after the Newcastle stalemate. He ended up being an unused substitute as ten Hag preferred other players as he made his changes.

Ten Hag made three changes as Scott McTominay, Anthony Elanga and Cristian Eriksen were brought on to see out the game.