Erik ten Hag was at a press conference this Friday. The Manchester United manager spoke about the situation of his striker Cristiano Ronaldo, basket for the clash against Chelsea.
Ten Hag assumes management of Ronaldo.
The controversy Cristiano Ronaldo (37) agitates England. Guilty of having left the stadium before the end of his team’s match against Tottenham (2-0) on Wednesday in the Premier League, the Manchester United striker provoked the collar of the Mancunian club and its coach.
The next day, Erik ten Hag took the radical decision to card the Portuguese international for the clash against Chelsea on Saturday (6:30 p.m.). And the English press tells us this Friday that CR7 trained away from the group this morning after returning to the training center at 8:30 am.
Ronaldo refused to come into play
Faced with all this agitation, Ten Hag was eagerly awaited at a press conference today. In front of the media, the Mancunian coach first confirmed that Ronaldo had refused to come into play against Spurs, as revealed by the British press. However, he did not want to give the details of his conversation with his player: On what we said yesterday, it remains between Cristiano and me.
During this discussion, the former Ajax Amsterdam coach no doubt reminded his star that this was not his first basket of this type. During a friendly match against Rayo Vallecano at the end of July, the former Madrilne had already left Old Trafford ten minutes before the end of the match. And a, the Batavian had not forgotten it. It’s the second time it’s happened, there are consequences.
A decision important for the attitude and mentality of the group
Right in his boots, Ten Hag sent a clear message: no player is above the coach. Even when your name is Ronaldo.I’m the manager, I’m responsible for the culture here and I have to set standards and values, which I have to control. (…) We will miss him tomorrow. It’s a loss for the team, but this decision is important for the attitude and mentality of the group a jug the Mancunian coach.
Despite everything, Ten Hag has made it known that he still counts on Ronaldo. He remains an important player in the team , did he declare. For a few hours, the English press has announced that the Dutchman has demanded the departure of the Lusitanian as part of a transfer in January or a breach of contract …
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