Have Manchester United shown Ronaldo disrespect?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Man Utd, 2022/23

Roy Keane has criticized Erik ten Hag’s decision to leave Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench in their 6-3 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

Ronaldo did not commence the game and didn’t arrive on at any level, with 10 Hag afterwards stating it was out of respect to his big career that he did not want to place him on in a getting rid of posture.

This has been criticized by a variety of sections of the supporters and media, who believe that Ronaldo could’ve contributed much more to United from a dropping position and that he should’ve been brought on.

Roy Keane stated the identical, and imagine United should’ve sold Ronaldo in the summer time transfer window when they experienced the likelihood to permit him go.

Keane thinks Ronaldo should’ve played

“I consider Manchester United have shown disrespect to Ronaldo. I feel he should’ve been permit go in the transfer window. I consider the manager stated he’s holding on to him due to the fact he wanted selections.

“You do not maintain on to Ronaldo to sit on the bench. He’s one particular of the best gamers at any time. He experienced options, he experienced four or 5 possibilities. Ok, right now, the manager brought on Martial and he scored two. Which is justified,” Keane mentioned.

He later added, stating the scenario would get uglier if Ronaldo kept being benched: “But commonly speaking, the greater photo, he’s not heading to enjoy Ronaldo. He’s performed in a single or two European game titles, and it’s just going to get uglier as the season goes on.

“Ronaldo’s determined because the World Cup is coming around, but if he’s sitting on the bench week in, 7 days out, it is just not fantastic. I imagine United have revealed nothing but disrespect to Ronaldo.”

Keane then claimed that Ronaldo would’ve been a feasible goal menace experienced he been brought on and there’s way too significantly concentration on the pressing facet of the game when it arrives to the Portuguese star.

“They should’ve enable him go when the possibility came in. And as I claimed, they did have selections to permit him go – I know that for a simple fact – and keeping on to him to sit on the bench, I feel that’s ridiculous for a participant of that stature.

“Could he have brought him on? Of system! Look at his goals record, he has as superior a prospect as any person else of placing the ball in the web. Persons are obsessed with the urgent facet of the game but if you place him in the right spots, he’ll score goals.”

Ronaldo has started off just one league game for Manchester United this season: the 4- defeat at Brentford, while he has begun both of the club’s Europa League team phase matches so far.

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