Man United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be dropped from the squad for the Chelsea game this Saturday.
This comes after Romaldo sparked controversy by leaving Old Trafford before the full-time of Man United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham where he was an unused sub.
Taking to social media, Cristiano Ronaldo has reacted to the decision made by the club in a statement: “As I’ve always done throughout my career, I try to live and play respectfully towards my colleagues, my adversaries and my coaches. That hasn’t changed. I haven’t changed. I’m the same person and the same professional that I’ve been for the last 20 years playing elite football, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making process.
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“I started very young, the older and most experienced players examples were always very important to me. Therefore, later on, I’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters that grew in all the teams that I’ve represented. Unfortunately that’s not always possible and sometimes the heat of the moment get’s the best of us.
“Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for everything in any given game. Giving in to the pressure is not an option. It never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we’ll be together again. ￼￼”
Meanwhile, Cristiano was spotted arriving at the Carrington training centre earlier on Thursday, but he wasn’t allowed to train with the players.
As per the Mirror, United have not commented on whether Ronaldo was given a fine for his actions.