Cristiano Ronaldo’s fragile relationship with English football giants Manchester United took a turn for the worse when the club announced on Thursday that the Portuguese star forward had been dropped from the squad ahead of Saturday’s game.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea. The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for this game,” the club said in a statement.
The move follows Ronaldo’s decision to leave the Old Trafford stands and head to the changing rooms before the end of Wednesday’s 2-0 English Premier League win over Tottenham. When asked about it after the game, United manager Erik Ten Hag said he would “deal” with the situation.
United said it fully supported the decision by Ten Hoag.
this It was reported that Ronaldo refused to come As a substitute in this game.
The incident overshadowed United’s best performance of the season, and again highlighted that Ronaldo’s most important contributions come off the pitch.
“I’m not paying attention today,” the Dutch coach said after the game. “We’ll deal with it tomorrow.” I want to focus on this team. It was a brilliant performance from all 11 players.
Ten Hague has already proven himself a tough disciplinarian – canceling his team’s day off after a 4-0 defeat to Brentford in August, while he has also criticized Ronaldo and other players for To leave the pre-season friendly after Rio de Janeiro in mid-July.
– With files from The Associated Press