Cristiano Ronaldo has once again become the center of the conversation after his team Manchester United thrashed Conte’s invincible Tottenham Hotspurs.
However, the discussion around the player is not for his contribution to the team. In fact, the red devils did not even require the Portuguese striker’s services. And that is exactly what caused all the ruckus.
Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo Storms Off Down the Tunnel After Being Benched For Entire Game
The 37-year-old striker was left frustrated during his side’s encounter against Tottenham. It’s very well-known fact that Ronaldo wants to play more football. Hence when he was not brought on to the field against Tottenham, the player got irate.
As a result of this, he was seen running into the tunnel in frustration even before the referee blew the full-time whistle for the match.
Here is a video of the incident as it happened.
Ronaldo’s team however didn’t really require his presence on the field to save the day. They had a dominating performance against Spurs who look invincible this season.
Manchester United, sans Ronaldo, managed to put 19 shots on Tottenham’s goal in first half alone. However, they finally got a break through in the second half.
Bruno Fernandes, and Fred were the two scorers for the Manchester United.
Erik Ten Haag on Ronaldo’s action and United’s performance
Even their manager lauded the players’ efforts in the game. “It was the best team performance so far this season,” said Ten Hag. “You see we are developing, but you see the last weeks how we want to play. We get better every time.”
Commenting on Ronaldo’s situation Ten Haag told Prime Videos: “I deal with that tomorrow. I want the focus to be on the performance of the team.”