Erik ten Hag: Unfair that spotlight is on Cristiano Ronaldo for leaving Man United friendly early

Erik ten Hag says it’s unfair that the ‘highlight’ is on Cristiano Ronaldo for leaving Man United’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano early… however admits he’s uncertain whether or not the ahead will play in opposition to Brighton this weekend

  • Several gamers left Old Trafford early throughout Manchester United’s pleasant
  • Erik ten Hag mentioned it was ‘unacceptable’, which was considered as a swipe at Ronaldo
  • But the Dutchman says that the ahead shouldn’t be singled out for criticism
  • Ronaldo may function on Sunday in opposition to Brighton as Anthony Martial is out 

Erik ten Hag is planning to have Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United this season and says it is unfair the Portugal star was singled out for criticism for leaving final Sunday’s pleasant in opposition to Rayo Vallecano early.

Ten Hag mentioned in an interview with Dutch tv this week that it was ‘unacceptable’ for gamers to go house earlier than the top of a recreation. 

That was extensively considered as a swipe at Ronaldo, who was pictured leaving Old Trafford 10 minutes from full-time after taking part in the primary half.

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Manchester United's training ground on Friday morning

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Manchester United’s coaching floor on Friday morning 

The forward appeared to leave the friendly with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford early

The ahead appeared to depart the pleasant with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford early

However, Ten Hag insists that his feedback had been geared toward all of the gamers who left, saying: ‘Now I’ve to level out, those that left … they had been many gamers who left however the highlight is on Cristiano, that isn’t proper.

‘So do your analysis and make out many gamers left, that was what was mentioned. I do not perceive what’s the relation, he was a part of it. There had been a variety of gamers.’

Asked if he has spoken to the gamers about what he expects from them in future, Ten Hag added: ‘I feel we have mentioned sufficient on it. I mentioned it isn’t appropriate. You point out it, you appropriate them, then transfer on.’

The Rayo recreation was Ronaldo’s first look of pre-season after lacking the membership’s tour of Australia and Thailand for private causes. 

Erik ten Hag says the spotlight should not be on Ronaldo alone for leaving before full-time

Erik ten Hag says the highlight shouldn’t be on Ronaldo alone for leaving earlier than full-time

Ten Hag praised the pre-season work of his players in his press conference on Friday afternoon

Ten Hag praised the pre-season work of his gamers in his press convention on Friday afternoon

Anthony Martial is unavailable for the clash with the Seagulls due to a minor hamstring issue

Anthony Martial is unavailable for the conflict with the Seagulls resulting from a minor hamstring concern

The 37-year-old has requested to depart Old Trafford, however Ten Hag insists that he sees the participant staying this season.

‘I’m happy with the entire workforce, we’re working good, we’ve got a prime striker. I’m actually blissful he is right here with the squad and we keep on with the plan.’

Ten Hag should resolve whether or not to throw Ronaldo straight into motion rather than the injured Anthony Martial in opposition to Brighton on Sunday regardless of his lack of match motion. ‘We will see Sunday. I feel we could have options to kind it out,’ he mentioned.

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