Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come back on as an alternative choice to Manchester United of their 2-0 win over Tottenham within the Premier League, says United supervisor Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo headed to the stands earlier than the ultimate whistle of Wednesday’s (Thursday NZT) Outdated Trafford sport in protest and has since been overlooked of United’s squad for the go to of Chelsea on Saturday (Sunday NZT).
The Hag spoke to Ronaldo on Friday and mentioned the Portuguese striker “stays an necessary a part of the group”.
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Nevertheless, the Hag mentioned Ronaldo must be disciplined due to the tradition within the squad, having already criticized the participant and a few of his team-mates for strolling out of a pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano in early July.
“I’ve to set requirements and values and management them,” Ten Hag mentioned.
“I arrange a warning in the beginning of the season and subsequent time there have to be penalties. In any other case, whenever you dwell collectively, whenever you play collectively – and soccer is a group sport – it’s a must to meet sure requirements and I’ve to manage that.”
Ronaldo, 37, took to social media late on Thursday (Friday NZT) to elucidate his conduct within the Tottenham sport.
“I’ve at all times tried to set an instance for the children who’ve grown up in all of the groups I’ve represented,” Ronaldo wrote on Instagram.
“Sadly, it is not at all times doable and typically it will get the very best of us.”
Ronaldo skilled away from the primary group on Friday (Saturday NZT).