EPL: It would have been an insult – Gary Neville defends Ten Hag over Ronaldo snub

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville has agreed with manager, Erik ten Hag’s decision not to play Cristiano Ronaldo in their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday.

Ronaldo was not summoned from the bench for the entire duration of the game.

Speaking after the match, Ten Hag claimed it was out respect for what the 37-year-old has achieved in his career. 

Neville said on Twitter: “I get [Ten Hag’s] point to be honest.

“Bringing Ronaldo on at 4-0 and 6-1 would have been an insult.

“Ten Hag may not have delivered the line correctly and probably would have been best not saying it, but I like his honesty.”

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