Cristiano Ronaldo‘s situation at Manchester United under Erik ten Hag is really complex. He’s not on sorted terms with the Old Trafford boss and he’s also seen as a threat to the dressing room because of his unprofessional behaviour recently.
In Manchester United’s fixture against Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur, the Portuguese star striker refused to come on as a substitute. And he went into the tunnel before the final whistle.
United boss Erik ten Hag confirmed the whole matter and said “What (happened in) the talk is between Cristiano and me. The (club) statement is also clear, I think.”
The Dutch coach made it clear that he is not a fan of Ronaldo’s unprofessional behaviour towards the team. He was asked about how he will deal with the situation. He said “How we did. I am the manager. I am responsible for the top sport culture here and I have to set standards and values and I have to control them.”
The former Ajax coach said that he talked to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Rayo Vallecano incident, where the former Real Madrid player left the stadium before the match ended. And because of that, Erik ten Hag has dropped the attacker for Manchester United’s fixture against Chelsea.
“We are in a team, so we have standards, we have values and I have to control that. After Rayo Vallecano, I told (you) it was unacceptable but he wasn’t the only one. That is for everyone.“
Because of all the consequences currently going on, the attacker is having a really hard time and suffering from severe backlash from Manchester United supporters. Supporters have said that no player is bigger than the team and Ronaldo’s unprofessional behaviour is unexpectable.
The relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo
Former Real Madrid fullback Marcelo Vieira recently joined Super League Greece club Olympiacos in the summer transfer window. He was the lynchpin for Los Blancos because of his attacking abilities and outrageous ball control.
And his relationship with Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was really special. The Manchester United attacker once praised the Brazilian footballer as “more than a team-mate.”
And yet another time, the Brazilian International came forward to support his former teammate and best friend. He wrote “Always with you brother. Football loves you and so we do.”