Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Man Utd bench early in Tottenham win

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on October 02, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo headed down the Old Trafford tunnel towards the end of Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham, having watched the outstanding team performance as an unused substitute.

In what was arguably the best performance of the Erik ten Hag era to date, United were emphatic in everything they did as goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes secured a victory that could have been much more humiliating for Spurs but for a sensational display. by Hugo Lloris.

It was a perfect night for United for 89 minutes, but the spotlight turned to Ronaldo late in the game when he was spotted heading down the tunnel alone after missing out on victory alongside the other substitutes.

Two minutes earlier, Ronaldo was warming up but did not enter the fray as The Hag opted to introduce Anthony Elanga and Christian Eriksen instead.

A visibly frustrated Ronaldo headed for the tunnel soon after, with no explanation for his early departure.

“I’ll deal with it tomorrow,” The Hag told Prime Video when asked about Ronaldo’s departure.

It was the second time in the last four Premier League games that Ronaldo has not been called on from the bench, with the Ten Hag refusing to introduce the Portugal international in the 6-3 defeat at the hands of Manchester City out of “respect” for his person. career.


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