Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag has come out to blast Ronaldo and another senior team player who left their last pre-season game against Spanish La Liga side Reyo. The game was his first pre-season game with Manchester United, he was replaced at half-time.
Erik ten Hag Not Happy with Ronaldo and Other Top United Players
He was pictured leaving with Diogo Dalot, who had sat in the directors’ box with several players, all of whom left 10 minutes before the end of the game. After the match, Erik ten Hag said: “We are a team and that means you stay until the end.” “This is unacceptable, for all those involved.”
Manchester United drew the game 1-1, with Ronaldo unable to mark his return to action with a goal. The 37-year-old, who returned to United last season after spells with Real Madrid and Juventus, is keen to move away from the club to pursue his desire to compete in the Champions League.
Erik ten Hag has earlier said Ronaldo is “not for sale” and remains “in our plans”. New signings Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez both featured for an hour against Rayo, in a game set up by Ten Hag for the players who were not involved extensively in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid in Oslo.