Erik Ten Hag Reveals What Transpired Between Himself and Ronaldo

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The manager of Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag has revealed what transpired between himself and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The Portugal International was seen on footage leaving the pitch before the final whistle of tye game between Manchester United and Tottenham. According to Ten Hag, Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute when he asked him to do.

I am the manager. I am responsible for the culture, I have to set standards & values. After Rayo Vallecano, I said it [leaving early] was unacceptable, but he wasn't the only one. Second time there has to be consequences.

He added that the punishment is meant to be a time of reflection for Ronaldo and everyone else. However, the Dutchman still insists that Ronaldo is important to the squad.

Details are between Cristiano Ronaldo & me. The statement is also clear. Cristiano remains an important player in the squad. I am responsible for the culture, I've to set the standards and values. Football is team sport. You have to set certain standards.

Manchester United released a statement on Thursday, October 20th, 2022 to confirm that Ronaldo will be left out of the game against Chelsea Football Club at Stamford Bridge.

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