Ten Hag told to drop ‘spoilt brat’ Ronaldo as Man Utd ‘play better without him’

Will Ford
Man Utd striker Cristiano Ronaldo looks frustrated

Erik ten Hag is right not to play Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s a “spoilt brat” who “made it about him” on Wednesday.

Ronaldo was an unused substitute in United’s impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford and left the stadium before the final whistle had blown.

Predictably, the cameras followed him and instead of talking about arguably the best United performance under Erik ten Hag, the focus will once again be on CR7.

Ten Hag attempted to draw attention away from Ronaldo after the game, insisting he would “deal with” him on Thursday, and the striker’s teammates apparently didn’t even notice he wasn’t there.

Gabby Agbonlahor branded Ronaldo a “disgrace” and a “spoilt brat” who Ten Hag should drop for their clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “Ronaldo is a spoilt brat, let’s be honest.

“He’s 37, he’s had the best career and is probably one of the best players to play the game. Your team, who you’re meant to love, are playing the best football that they’ve played in years and absolutely battered Spurs.

“They play better without him. Ronaldo came on against Everton and scored a goal and did well, then he started against Newcastle and was poor, got taken off and had a huff.

“I rate Ten Hag for not being pressured to play Ronaldo. To walk down the tunnel like that, for me, is a disgrace.

“It happened at Villa with a player called Carlos Gil. He didn’t get on, I think that Tim Sherwood used all of his subs and we scored a winner, and he walked down the tunnel and went home.

“You can’t do that. It’s so disrespectful to your teammates and if I’m the players in the changing room with Ronaldo after the game and find out about it, I want my manager to make a statement. I’d leave Ronaldo out of the Chelsea game.”

Agbonlahor added: “It’s disrespectful. Yes, he’s one of the best and scored 700 goals but you can’t disrespect your teammates. He made it about him.”

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