The day that Erik ten Hag was presented as the new coach of the Manchester Unitedthe press quickly asked if Cristiano Ronaldo It was in his plans for the 2022-23 season. Without hesitation, the Dutchman described the veteran Portuguese striker as one of the best in the world and said that he was counting on him, that he was a key player in the new project. However, the passing of the months has made the ex-technician of the Ajax. At least, this is what the English portal The Athletic reports this Tuesday.
According to the aforementioned source, Cristiano’s attitude in recent weeks has tired Ten Hag. The Portuguese striker is not only going through a bad moment in sports, he has also shown behavior that the coach believes could end up affecting the rest of the players in the locker room.
It all started with the delay of the former Real Madrid and Juventus striker to join the preseason. The Portuguese accused family problems and took several days to start work in Carrington. Although the final straw was what happened in the friendly against Rayo: he left the stadium before the end of the match.
“I do not accept it. Absolutely not. That is unacceptable. I tell you this, that is unacceptable. We are a team, we are a template. You have to stay until the end.” said coach Ten Hag consulted a few days ago about Cristiano’s attitude, which added to the poor results at the beginning of the season make the coach want him out of the club.
Ultimatum del Manchester United
The English channel Sky Sports revealed last Monday that the Premier League team would have given Cristiano Ronaldo an ultimatum for his constant slights not only with the squad, but also with the coach at the start of the season.
“Manchester United wants to see a change in the attitude of Cristiano Ronaldo or they may consider terminating their contract,” detailed said means of communication, referring to the gestures of the Portuguese during the defeat against Brentford.
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