Barring a miracle (and what a miracle!), there is little chance that the relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United will ever return to good shape. After having dried up the start of his team’s preparation in Thailand and Australia, the Portuguese was back in recent days and even took part in the first half of the friendly match against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
Replaced at the break by the new coach Erik ten Hag, CR7 was then caught red-handed to get the trunk of Old Trafford even before the final whistle. An attitude that the Dutch manager did not appreciate at all, as he explained to the media Viaplay Sport in the Netherlands. ” This is unacceptable. For everyone. We are a team and you have to stay until the end,” he said, adding that Ronaldo was not the only one to slip away.
On the bench at Brighton?
In all likelihood, according to the British press, Ronaldo should not start the first match of the season on Sunday with Brighton. Anyway, after such actions and such lack of respect for the Mancunian institution, it is difficult to imagine the Portuguese star continuing the adventure in the club which revealed her to the eyes of the whole world. If he still received the support of part of the public before the friendly match against the Spaniards, not sure now that Old Trafford continues to grant him clemency.