Video shows Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag situation against Tottenham as he returns to training.
A new video of the events surrounding the confrontation between Cristiano Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag has surfaced online, and it is damning.
During Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham last week, Ronaldo steadfastly declined to enter as a replacement.
Later, Ten Hag kicked him out of the first team and didn’t include him in the matchday roster for their Premier League match at Chelsea.
It now appears that Ronaldo and Ten Hag were speaking during the match before the star forward rushed out of the tunnel in a new video.
The video clip shows the Dutch manager talking to Ronaldo, who appears to be waving his finger at him.
The 37-year-old then gets up from his chair and leans against the dugout. He had a hug with Casemiro and Jadon Sancho before exiting the tunnel.
So this is basically how the Ronaldo & Ten Hag situation unfolded then? pic.twitter.com/OKmNw1GrGq
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Peter Schmeichel criticized Ronaldo’s performance against Spurs, calling his outburst an unwelcome distraction.
However, Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane vehemently defended their old teammate.
Given that Ronaldo is a “unique” player, Ferdinand thinks Ten Hag should treat him “differently,” and Keane also expressed sympathy.
Irishman’s statement: “I try to look at it from the player’s perspective, and Ronaldo has clearly had it with things and is out of his mind. I believe that has been developing over the past few weeks.
“But I’ll continue to work to support him. He feels unhappy that he hasn’t been given the right opportunity and has had enough because he is a flawed human being.”
Keane continued: “He made his way through the tunnel. I believe that Manchester United players have committed far worse offenses; it occurs, it’s human nature.
Everyone proclaimed that Spurs were awful after they defeated them and that it was a significant victory and the best performance in years.
“Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Manchester United’s victory over Spurs at home last season, proving that he is more than capable of entering the game and having an impact.
“He must accept his retribution. Is there a way for him to go back? I’m not certain.
“I continue to believe that Ronaldo’s actions during the past week… If Ronaldo was giggling uncontrollably and sat on the bench each week, I’d be more concerned.”
In preparation for Man United’s matches against Sheriff and West Ham, Ronaldo has resumed practicing with the team.