Piers Morgan calls Erik ten Hag ‘PATHETIC’ for ‘humiliating’ Cristiano Ronaldo by not pitting him against Tottenham… after Man United star stormed through tunnel at Old Trafford full-time
- Cristiano Ronaldo was named on the bench against Tottenham on Wednesday
- Erik ten Hag decided not to bring him in during the match at Old Trafford
- Ronaldo showed his frustration by storming through the tunnel for full time
- Piers Morgan thinks ten Hag is ‘pathetic’ because he did not bring in Ronaldo
- He has claimed the United boss enjoys ‘humiliating’ the Portuguese star
Piers Morgan has accused Erik ten Hag of being “utterly disrespectful” for failing to bring Cristiano Ronaldo on board in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham on Wednesday.
After starting United’s two previous matches against Omonia Nicosia and Newcastle, Ronaldo was named as one of the substitutes at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils opened a comfortable lead after the break thanks to goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes, but ten Hag did not call Ronaldo off the bench. As the game approached stoppage time, Ronaldo decided he had had enough and stormed through the tunnel to the dressing room.
Cristiano Ronaldo left the bench early to go through the tunnel during Wednesday’s game
He did this after Erik ten Hag decided not to use him against Tottenham at Old Trafford
Piers Morgan finds the treatment of Ronaldo by Ten Hag this season ‘pathetic’
Morgan has jumped to Ronaldo’s defense for his actions and thinks that Ten Hag gave him no playing time at all ‘pathetic’.
“The way Ten Hag seems to enjoy humiliating @Cristiano is pathetic,” Morgan tweeted Thursday morning.
“Putting the best footballer ever on the bench, warming him up repeatedly and then not even using him as a substitute is just mind-bogglingly disrespectful to United’s top goalscorer last season.”
Ronaldo scored 24 goals last season – Fernandes was the second highest in United’s roster with 10.
However, he has fallen out of favor since ten Hag arrived in the summer and has only started in the league twice this season.
United beat Tottenham thanks to goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes, but Ronaldo’s early departure has become the main talking point of the game
The 37-year-old scored the 700th club goal of his career against Everton earlier this month, but that has so far been a rare bright spot in a disappointing season for the Portuguese star.
In recent weeks, Ten Hag has chosen to put his trust in younger players, against Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and summer signing Antony, for Ronaldo.
Ronaldo tended to come off the bench in the second half of the games, but Ten Hag’s decision to completely overlook him on Wednesday was not a one-off as he did the same in the Manchester derby at the start of the season. month.
On that occasion, the Dutchman explained himself by saying he didn’t want to bring Ronaldo in during United’s humiliating 6-3 defeat to their local rivals “out of respect for his great career”.
Ronaldo was also an unused replacement against Manchester City earlier this month
Morgan also rejected the treatment of Ronaldo by Ten Hag in the aftermath of that match.
“Imagine benching @Cristiano for the biggest game of the season in Utd, then using 5 other subs as they fade into oblivion, then claiming you did it ‘out of respect’ for him? ‘ he posted on Twitter.
“Ten Hag is an arrogant misguided jerk and the way he treats Ronaldo is disgraceful.”
Ten Hag declined to comment on Ronaldo’s behavior after his team’s victory over Tottenham, but has vowed to settle the matter on Thursday.