On Thursday, Man United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be dropped from the squad for the Chelsea game after storming out against Tottenham Hotspur.
The club said in a statement: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea. The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for that fixture.”
Now on Friday’s press conference ahead of Chelsea EPL clash, Erik ten Hag has thrown more light on the Cristiano Ronaldo saga;
““Yes, I can confirm Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on against Tottenham,” the Man United boss said. “There has to be consequences. It is important for the attitude and mentality of the group”.
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“Details are between Cristiano and me. The statement is also clear, he remains an important player in the squad.
“I’m responsible for the culture, I’ve to set the standards and values. Football is team sport. You have to set certain standards
“Ronaldo has been removed from squad as it will have a reflection for him, but also for everyone.
“First time with Rayo wasn’t acceptable, but he wasn’t only one. The second time has consequences”, he added.
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