Still a storm around Cristiano Ronado: the Portugese responded on Instagram to the decision to exclude him by Ten Hag and Manchester United in the next match with Chelsea, after the issue that concerned him in the match won by the Red Devils against Tottenham.
Ronaldo wrote: "As I've always done throughout my career, I try to live and play respectfully towards my colleagues, my adversaries and my coaches. That hasn't changed. I haven't changed. I'm the same person and the same professional that I've been for the last 20 years playing elite football, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making process.
I started very young, the older and most experienced players examples were always very important to me. Therefore, later on, I’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters that grew in all the teams that I’ve represented.
Unfortunately that’s not always possible and sometimes the heat of the moment get’s the best of us. Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for everything in any given game.
Giving in to the pressure is not an option. It never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we’ll be together again. "
What happened and Ronaldo's ban for the match against Chelsea
Cristiano Ronaldo entered the locker room tunnel a few minutes before the final whistle of the referee.
The Portuguese, very dissatisfied with having remained on the bench the whole game, decided not to wait for the end. The striker will be excluded from the squad for the next match: "Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United's squad for Saturday's Premier League match against Chelsea.
The rest of the team is fully focused on preparing for this match. " A similar episode had already occurred during a summer friendly against Rayo Vallecano