Manchester United vs Tottenham: Erik Ten Hag Reacts as Cristiano Ronaldo Storms Off Pitch Before The Final Whistle

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Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the pitch as Manchester United defeated Tottenham in a heated Premier League game on Wednesday, October 19, sparking reactions from fans, pundits, and Man United boss, Erik Ten Hag, as well.

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Furious Ronaldo storms off the pitch after Ten Hag refused to bring him on against Tottenham.

The opening minutes of the game saw Manchester United struggled ot stop the Antonio Conte-led team, who dominated at play.

The Red Devils were at a loss trying to stop the Lilywhites, who were running riot and breaking into the United box easily to create some chances in the game.

Tottenham made sustained pressure in the opening minutes, but most of their efforts went off target.

Spurs’ dominance was short-lived as Manchester United began to make inroads into the game and wrestle for possession.

In a dramatic turn of proceedings in the game, it was Manchester United in control after successfully utilizing the home advantage to win back the game from the visitors.

The Red Devils made several attempts at goal, but still had a difficult time breaking through Tottenham’s box.

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Ronaldo has cut a frustrated figure on the Man United bench this season

Manchester United’s sustained pressures mainly were long shots and thunderbolt strikes outside Tottenham’s box.

Hugo Lloris equally pulled stunning saves to deny the Red Devils a goal before both sides went into the break.

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After a barren first-half draw, Manchester United returned to the second half of the game, ramping pressure on the visitors to get an early goal.

The deadlock was finally broken just two minutes into the second half of play. Brazil international Fred opened the scoring for Manchester United.

Despite going a goal up, the Red Devils still dominated proceedings as the game progressed, with Bruno Fernandes getting a second goal in the 69th minute for the Red Devils to seal the win.

Manchester United grabbed all three points against the Antonio Conte-led team at Old Trafford, as the North London club suffered their second defeat of the season.

However, the game witnessed another drama in the 89th minute as legendary and embattled Man United forward Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the Stadium before the match ended

With Manchester United leading and the game remaining a minute of regulation time, a furious Cristiano Ronaldo headed down the tunnel in the 89th minute.

Evidently, the 37-year-old Portugal star knew Erik Ten Hag will not play him as the game nears its end.

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It was the second time he has been an unused substitute in a Premier League match for the Red Devils this season.

In the 188th Manchester derby at Etihad, Cristiano Ronaldo was also an unused substitute as Ten Hag refused to bring him on into the game in which the Red Devils lost 6-3 to the Citizens.

Ronaldo caught a frustrated figure in the Man United bench in the Manchester Derby, but stayed calm through out the game.

Against Newcastle United, Ronaldo played seventy minute as he was included in the starting lineup against the Magpies.

However, he was substituted in the 70th minute, and it was clear that he was unhappy when his number was up for substitution.

Ronaldo’s struggle under Erik Ten Hag climaxed in Manchester United’s clash with Tottenham.

He furiously walked off the pitch in the 89th minute after Erik Ten Hag refused to play him in the match which the Red Devils won 2-0.

A viral video showed Ronaldo storming out of the stands in anger, and heading down the tunnel to the dismay of all.

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Erik Ten Hag reacts over the decision of Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the stadium in the 89th minute

Speaking in a post-match press conference, Erik Ten Hag refused to delve into Ronaldo’s shock reaction in the 89th minute of the game between United and Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Erik Ten Hag said;

“I will deal with that tomorrow, for now let’s talk about our victory. We have to recover.”

Ronaldo has struggled under Erik Ten Hag, and his action during the Manchester United Vs Tottenham match at Old Trafford is a clue the Ronaldo is frustrated and unhappy under Erik Ten Hag.

Ronaldo has started only two Premier League matches for Manchester United this season and has managed only two goals after thirteen games in all competitions so far.

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