Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo furious at being replaced (video)

It’s no longer a secret for anyone: the atmosphere is not really good in the Manchester United locker room. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo did not really have the expected impact on the Mancunian group, which points to a very sad seventh position in the league. And the replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by Ralf Rangnick hasn’t changed much yet…

Accustomed to more success, Cristiano Ronaldo is inevitably unhappy with this situation. After being sidelined for hip and thigh problems, the Portuguese was back on the field this Wednesday for the trip to Brentford. A meeting against a team well within reach of the Red Devils. On paper anyway, because, on the ground, everything was not easy for Bruno Fernandes and his teammates… Without being attractive, Rangnick’s men nevertheless won 1-3.

During this game, the German tactician made the (strong, some would say) decision to replace Ronaldo twenty minutes from time. What the former Madridista did not appreciate too much.

As you can see in the pictures, the Portuguese was furious, and he didn’t hesitate to let it be known. A few seconds later, his trainer came to talk to him in private, to explain his choice. Which he also developed in a post-match press conference. “You know, it’s a perfectly normal reaction. He’s a striker, he always wants to score more goals. But this time I decided otherwise. He is coming back from a minor injury and we have an important game against West Ham. As we were leading 0-2, I preferred to defend this advantage, putting Harry Maguire in his place. This allowed us to play with five defenders, which was, in my opinion, the best decision. »

A justification which is completely understandable, but which will perhaps not appease the anger of the Portuguese star…

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