Amidst brewing rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United, the legendary striker seems to be in no mood to even complete a game in United jersey. During a friendly match against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, Ronaldo left the Old Trafford before the full-time whistle. This incident has left the Red Devils fans furious. Notably, the 37-year-old legendary striker was making his first appearance under Erik ten Hag after missing the side’s pre-season tour of Australia and Thailand.
The two sides clashed on Sunday (July 31) in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw. The newly appointed United manager Erik ten Hag made a shocking change in second-half as he substituted Ronaldo with Amad Diallo. While the decision didn’t go down well the Portuguese striker, Diallo provided much-needed lead to United after he scored the first goal of the day. Nine minutes later, the Spanish club scored an equalizer to finish the game with a draw.
Following his substitution in the second-half, reports claimed that Ronaldo was not happy with the decision of substituting him and he was seen leaving the Theater of Dreams before the game ended. Ronaldo was clicked signing autographs for a handful of supporters outside the stadium, who had already gathered there to see his favorite footballer. While the fans outside the stadium were delighted to get signed by the Portuguese striker, netizens were left furious to the news and expressed their disappointment on social media handle.
This downfall of Ronaldo hurts
— ‘ (@IaIovincent) August 1, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo left the stadium after got subbed off on half time is my villain origin story lmaoooooo
— im (@heeyima) July 31, 2022
This guy is such a disgrace.. He defends ronaldo as if he's God. Leaving the stadium at halftime is unacceptable.
— CHEMISTRY (@TheOldBook11) July 31, 2022
"Sunday the (comedy) king plays"
Halftime ManU 0-0 RayoV
46' Ronaldo subbed off
48' ManU scores!
The comedy king is back to home🤣🤣🤣
— Mohammad Adnan (@adnaaan433) July 31, 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo needs to leave Manchester United no matter what. I am in no mood to contest with deluded losers on this app for another year. Toxic fanbase with loser mentality!!
— King of Madeira (@MadeiraCakes) August 1, 2022
However, Manchester United refused to make any comment on the shocking development and the Dutch boss was not questioned on the issue by MUTV after the game. Earlier, Hag made a shocking comment over Ronaldo’s fitness claiming that the striker is not of the level of his teammates.
“I cannot tell in this moment. He is definitely not on the level of our current squad, because he missed a lot of week. So he needs games and he needs a lot of training,” he said.