- Cristiano Ronaldo is still in the dog box at Manchester United after his recent attitude problems
- Marcelo and Ronaldo were teammates at Real Madrid for nine years and are good friends off the pitch as well
- Madrid legend Marcelo has come out in support of his former teammate Ronaldo after his latest drama
Cristiano Ronaldo is having a torrid time in Manchester of late, but the Portuguese attacker still has support from former teammates.
Ronaldo was dropped from the Manchester United squad for the game against Chelsea after his antics against Tottenham Hotspur.
What did Ronaldo do?
As noted by Sky Sports, Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute during United’s game against Spurs and then walked down the tunnel before the game had ended. The player’s actions drew criticism from many and further strained his relationship with coach Erik ten Hag.
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The tension between coach and player has dominated headlines of late.
Former teammate shows support
Ronaldo took to Instagram to post an apology for the incident and promised to give his all to the team going forward. Former Real Madrid teammate and close friend Marcelo then commented on the post pledging his support for his former teammate.
Ronaldo and Marcelo’s relationship
The duo were teammates at Madrid for nine successful years and won four Champions League titles together. As reported by Eurosport, Ronaldo described Marcelo as being like a brother.
“More than a team-mate, a brother that football gave me,” Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo made the comments after Marcelo announced that he would be leaving the Spanish champions after 15 years as a Los Blancos player.
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Ronaldo walked off the pitch during Manchester United's clash against Tottenham Hotspur, seemingly in protest of remaining an unused substitute.
Sports Brief reported that Ronaldo refused to come on when ten Hag wanted to sub him on and instead stormed off the pitch before the final whistle.