Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has sensationally labelled Cristiano Ronaldo’s behaviour ‘unacceptable’ after the Portuguese superstar left Sunday’s friendly early.
United had publicly insisted that they had no issues with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Old Trafford before the end of their 1-1 friendly against Rayo Vallecano.
The wantaway Portuguese star had played the first 45 minutes of the game but was the only player to be substituted off by manager Erik ten Hag at halftime.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United’s friendly with Rayo Vallecano on Sunday early
Manager Erik ten Hag has labelled the star’s decision to depart early ‘unacceptable’
It came amid uncertainty over his Old Trafford future with Ronaldo wanting out of the club as United have no Champions League football this season.
The 37-year-old wasn’t the only player to make an early departure on Sunday and Ten Hag isn’t impressed.
Speaking about the incident, Ten Hag told AD: ‘I certainly don’t condone this. This is unacceptable. For everyone. We are a team and you have to stay until the end.’
Ronaldo was replaced at the break by Amad Diallo, who gave United the lead with a close-range rebound in the 48th minute.
But Rayo Vallecano drew level through Alvaro Garcia Rivera’s finish nine minutes later.
United initially refused to comment but they have clarified the club has no issues with Ronaldo