In Manchester United’s 1-1 friendly against Rayo Vallecano last Sunday, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo clashed with Dutch coach Eric Ten Hag, the Red Devils’ new coach.
And the British newspaper The Sun reported that during a short three-minute pause to drink water, Eric Tin Hague approached Ronaldo and made some remarks to him, and this did not seem to suit the Portuguese star, who began to nod and walked away from the carriage for two steps, and then returned to the field.
Manchester United are unimpressed with Cristiano Ronaldo’s performance after he snubbed team talk with Eric ten Hag and left a friendly match early. https://t.co/WxHsJ1Ylia
– The Sun – Manchester United (@SunManUtd) August 1, 2022
Manchester United expressed dissatisfaction with the behavior of Ronaldo who left Old Trafford before the team’s 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano ended on Sunday evening.
The Sun newspaper reported: “The Manchester administration believes that Ronaldo set a bad example by leaving the field at a time when new manager Eric Ten Hag called for cooperation within the team before the start of the new season. .”
Ronaldo participated mainly in the match against Vallecano, he was substituted in the first half, and instead of remaining on the bench, the Madeiran rocket left the field ten minutes before the final whistle.
Recently, several press reports suggested that the 37-year-old Portuguese star, whose contract with United expires in 2023, is keen to leave Manchester United this summer due to his desire to play for one of the clubs participating in the next Champions League. A league that lacks the Red Devils, finishing sixth in the English Premier League last season.
There were rumors that Ronaldo could move to several clubs, most notably Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, France, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, but most of these clubs denied their interest. in concluding a contract with a five-time winner of the Golden Ball. .
But Ten Hag denied all these rumors, saying that “Cristiano is not for sale, this is part of our plans. I’m preparing for next season with him.”
“I spoke with Cristiano before it came to this issue (his departure). We had a very good discussion,” the Dutch coach explained.
It is noteworthy that Eric Ten Hag took over at Manchester United this summer and signed a contract until June 2025.