Manchester United expressed dissatisfaction with the behavior of their Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the stadium “Old Trafford” on the eve of the match ended on Sunday evening against “Rayo Vallecano” (1:1).
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 Waicano, and missed the team’s trip to Thailand and Australia, but after an altercation with the new coach was replaced in the first half.
Instead of staying on the bench, Ronaldo left the field ten minutes before the final whistle.
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
It is normal, even in friendly matches, for players who are not on the field to join the rest of their teammates at the end of the match.
And the English newspaper reported that Manchester United would not penalize Ronaldo for leaving early, but one of the club officials told the newspaper: “It is not good to leave early when you are participating, it is another matter if you are in the stands and do not participate.”
He added: “The person who played the match is expected to stay in the dressing room to listen to the coach’s thoughts. In addition, there was a lot to see him, and he did not even participate in the greeting of the fans after the final. whistling.”
Notably, Ronaldo missed the preparatory period due to family reasons, but press reports indicated that he requested a contract termination in order to move to another team participating in the Champions League.