EPL: Ronaldo refused to play against Tottenham – Ten Hag makes revelation

Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come off the bench against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.

Ten Hag named the 37-year-old among the substitutes for their Premier League clash on Thursday night.

The Dutchman has now claimed Ronaldo refused to be introduced into the match, before he stood up and walked down the tunnel.

Ronaldo has now been dropped from the United squad for Saturday’s Premier League clash at Chelsea.

Ten Hag, addressing the media on Friday, added: “I understand there are questions… but at the same time it’s about Chelsea, we have a big game to play, my focus is on the game, the focus of the staff and the players is on that game.

“We have to win that game and have the concentration to play our best.”

On why Ronaldo has been banished from first-team training, the Dutchman explained: “It will have a [time for] reflection for him, but also for everyone else.

“I said at the start of the season, next time there have to be consequences otherwise when you are living together and playing together.”

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