Erik Ten Hag “unhappy” with Cristiano Ronaldo and other Man Utd teammates for leaving early
Erik Ten Hag has expressed his feelings after the match saying its “unacceptable” for any Manchester united to leave the stadium early after Ronaldo and some other players were spotted leaving Old Trafford at the weekend.
Ronaldo, 37, was seen leaving the clubs home stadium with teammate Diogo Dalot during their 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano at the weekend, without the permission of the manger Erik Ten Hag to do so.
The Portuguese forward was substituted at half time, after his first appearance for the club since end of last season and was captured on camera entering the players car park at around 80th minute mark of the match.
Manchester united refused to comment on whether Ronaldo leaving early was sanctioned by the manager Erik Ten Hag at the time, who was not asked about the Portuguese after the match by MUTV.
Now the united manager has spoken on the matter and said that it is unacceptable for any palyer to leave early while his teammates are still playing.
“He was absent from the pre-season tour due to personal circumstances. So it’s now he puts it,” Erik Ten Hag told Viaplay Sport Nederland.
When he was asked about Ronaldo leaving the Rayo Vallecano match early, the united manager took the attention away from Ronaldo specifically before condemning the behavior.
“There were many more who went home,” he added. “So you condoned that?” certainly not, it’s unacceptable for everybody.
“I tell them, that is unacceptable and that we are a team, so a selection. That you have to stay until the end.”