Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag mentioned he’ll wait till Thursday to “take care of” Cristiano Ronaldo leaving early in the course of the crew’s 2-0 win in opposition to Tottenham.
Ronaldo, who has had restricted sport time beneath ten Hag and tried to drive a transfer away from United earlier than the beginning of the season, was an unused substitute in Wednesday’s match.
Fairly than staying till the ultimate whistle, the Portuguese ahead walked down the tunnel with a number of minutes left to play at Outdated Trafford – shortly after ten Hag had introduced on Christian Eriksen and Anthony Elanga.
“I don’t concentrate (to that) at the moment, we take care of that tomorrow,” the Dutch supervisor advised reporters when requested about Ronaldo’s early exit. “I wish to get the concentrate on this crew. It was an impressive efficiency.”
Ronaldo appeared sad when he was substituted 72 minutes into United’s 0-0 draw in opposition to Newcastle on Sunday, a choice ten Hag mentioned he took to maintain his strikers recent forward of a busy run of fixtures.
In his eight appearances to date this season – six of which have come from the subs bench – Ronaldo has scored simply as soon as.
Talking on the BBC, former England striker Gary Lineker mentioned it was “unacceptable” and “so poor” for the 37-year-old to depart the match early.
In opposition to Tottenham, Fred’s deflected shot gave United the lead in the beginning of the second half earlier than Bruno Fernandes elevated the house facet’s benefit from the sting of the world.
It was largely due to the excellence of Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that United solely scored twice, which moved as much as fifth within the Premier League desk with the victory.
In a hit-and-miss season, ten Hag’s facet has now recorded wins in opposition to Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal, in addition to humiliating defeats in opposition to Brentford and Manchester Metropolis.
Subsequent up is a visit to Chelsea on Saturday, whereas Tottenham performs Newcastle at dwelling.