Erik ten Hag has warned Cristiano Ronaldo he may face backlash from Manchester United followers after refusing to play towards Tottenham Hotspur.
Ronaldo was neglected of the squad to face Chelsea on Saturday and spent Friday coaching alone with health trainers at Carrington.
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The Hag will search talks with the 37-year-old earlier than deciding whether or not he can return to the primary staff on Monday, however says the striker may face a backlash from followers when he returns in the event that they really feel he has disrespected the membership.
“He should be conscious that you may be vindicated [judged] at this second and the way you behave at present,” Ten Hag stated at a press convention on Friday.
“In prime sport, it is about at present – it isn’t about age or repute. When you will have prime sport, you get vindicated and judged by the second and the way you act.”
“That is regular. Everybody has to pay attention to it, not simply Cristiano. We now have to pay attention to it as a staff, as a supervisor and as a membership.”
The Hag says he “needs and expects” Ronaldo to remain at Outdated Trafford till the tip of the season, however insists he’ll solely be allowed again into the squad if he meets “sure requirements.”
The Dutchman expects to have the Portugal captain accessible for Thursday’s Europa League recreation towards Sheriff FC, however a call is unlikely to be made till after the journey to Chelsea.
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“It is for this recreation after which we’ll transfer on,” Ten Hag stated.
“I am open to it. For me it is an intervention. What we stated within the assertion is that Cristiano stays an essential a part of the squad and I depend on him for the remainder of the season. We need to fulfill our ambitions.”
“I stated I do not need to miss him. I need him within the squad and concerned in each recreation as a result of he has an affect.
The choice on how one can take care of Ronaldo’s refusal to play towards Tottenham was left to Ten Hag, though sources instructed ESPN that United supported his response to the state of affairs.
The Hag has been given the inexperienced gentle by membership chiefs to reward Ronaldo and the 52-year-old revealed he made his calls for on the participant clear when he was interviewed earlier this 12 months.
“After I was appointed, I spoke to the administrators concerning the tradition, the tradition of prime sport, the requirements, and that is why they appointed me,” Ten Hag stated.
“They did some background and we talked about how I lead, what my character is and the way I do it in a strategic means and my requirements and management.