Elma, sister of Cristiano Ronaldo, has blasted Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag for substituting his brother in the Newcastle match.
Prior to the match, the Red Devils had won five matches and lost three. After losing to Manchester City in the Manchester derby, the Red Devils went to Goodison Park and pick up all three points.
However, they could not replicate the feat despite playing at home against the Magpies at Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag exhausted his tactical plan but were not able to break the goal deadlock.
The match ended in a barren draw, with Erik Ten Hag managing a draw for the first time this season.
Another surprise tactical move by Ten Hag was his decision to start Cristiano Ronaldo in the game.
It was the second time the Portuguese star has started a Premier League match after a 4-0 loss to Brentford in Premier League matchday two.
Nothing really changed for the Red Devils despite parading the five times Ballon d’Or winner in the attack.
The 37-year-old would have gotten his 701st club goal, but he was effectively marked out and was anonymous in the game.
After seventy minutes of play, Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted, but that did not change the texture of the game for Erik Ten Hag.
Meanwhile, the sister of Cristiano Ronaldo took to his Instagram page to slam Erik Ten Hag for substituting his brother.
Elma wrote: “It’s too late,” adding emojis of disapproval and anger over Ten Hag’s decision.
Also, when Ronaldo’s number went up for substitution late into the second half, he was obviously unhappy with the decision as he furiously walked off the pitch.
Ronaldo is having a tough run under Erik Ten Hag, as he battles for the survival of his career at Old Trafford.
Erik Ten Hag preferred to play Marcus Rashford and injured Anthony Martial over Cristiano Ronaldo.
There are rumors linking him to a possible exit from Old Trafford as he continues to struggle for game time under Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo had no option than to stay put with Manchester United after his plan to leave the club due to lack of Champions League football did not go through last summer.
After 12 matches, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored only two goals for the Red Devils, his lowest stats since he emerged as one of the top stars of the game.
His first goal came in Manchester United’s second Europa League game against Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova.
His second was his first Premier League goal for the Red Devils this season. He scored the winner for Manchester United against Everton.
In the just-concluded 2022 Ballon d’Or has saw Ronaldo drop down the pecking order to his lowest rank in 17 years.
He was ranked 20th on the list, with only 18 nominations, below the likes of Lewandowski, Sadio Mane, and the winner, Karim Benzema.
At 20:15 tonight, Manchester United will battle Tottenham in their next Premier League fixture; it is still unclear whether Ten Hag will start Ronaldo or not.