In Manchester United ‘s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League , Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute and left early before the end of the game. British football legend Souness expressed his views on the matter.
Souness said that in that game, people saw clearly angry and disappointed players on the bench, and he thought he was better than the players on the pitch. This is very painful for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo who has a strong sense of competition.
And Ronaldo ‘s refusal to be replaced was unacceptable for Ten Hag. However, when the team is already leading 2-0 , it is a shame for Ronaldo to only give Cristiano Ronaldo 3 minutes of playing time . He did not expect that his importance would be so underestimated.
Souness said that every player should be ready to play at any time, but given Cristiano Ronaldo’s status and his contribution, he must be given special consideration. Souness said that if he was Ten Hag , he would be worried about Ronaldo’s impression, and if he was abandoned, he might have a voice in the dressing room, which would have an impact on the harmony of the working environment. Souness believes that Manchester United should do better in this matter and try to avoid humiliating Ronaldo in this way.
This is the worst period of Ronaldo’s career, he doesn’t feel he has any respect, he is going through an unprecedented test.