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Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped from Manchester United’s squad for Saturday’s game at Chelsea. The punishment was imposed by Erik ten Hag on a day when it emerged that the forward has such a fractious relationship with some of the manager’s coaching staff that he keeps his communication with certain members to a minimum.
Ten Hag has omitted Ronaldo as a result of the player refusing to come on as a substitute during Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham and walking down the tunnel before the end of the match. The decision has been backed by the club’s hierarchy and Ronaldo will not train with the first team as they prepare for the game at Stamford Bridge. Ten Hag has still asked him to report to the training ground.
Written by Jamie Jackson
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/oct/20/cristiano-ronaldo-manchester-united-dropped-chelsea-reluctant-engage-staff under the title “Ronaldo dropped by Manchester United over ‘heat of the moment’ exit”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.