CRISTIANO RONALDO is not a happy boy after being ended with 20 minutes left to play in Manchester United’s clash with Brentford on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo threw a strop after being replaced by Ralf Rangnicksomething former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves doesn’t think the German boss will do again in a hurry.
Hargreaves, who spent four years at Old Trafford, also warned Rangnick that he ‘must be careful’ when managing Ronaldo.
While on duty as a doctor for Optus SportHargreaves said: “I don’t think Ralf will ever drop Cristiano back.
“Ronnie told him, ‘Just keep going, I’m fine, I’m probably the greatest 36-year-old athlete in the world’. He didn’t want to be sent off.
“Rangnick has to be careful, because he left the club captain Harry Maguire, Ronnie was by his side but he was frustrated and went on the pitch, there was no need to take it off.
“You want to keep Cristiano around if you can.”
Ronaldo burst into the courtyard 3-1 win over Brentfordbacklash when his number was withheld.
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He then decided to sit on the steps near the dugout, instead of sitting on a bench as he tunneled.
Although speaking after the game, Rangnick contrasted with Hargreaves and hinted he wouldn’t mind pulling him away again, if it was in the team’s best interest.
Of the decision, Rangnick said: “The only reaction I got was he asked me, ‘Why me, why did you take me?’ I said to him, ‘Listen, I have to make decisions for the benefit of the team and the club’. “
He continued: “Cristiano is not satisfied. He is a goalscorer, he would wish to stay and score goals himself.
“But for us, it’s more important to be neat, make sure we have enough feet and strong enough to defend their free-kicks and pieces.”
The film comes amid reports that Ronaldo can LEAVE Manchester United at the end of the season.
SunSport exclusively reports that Ronaldo wants to join a winning project, and that failing to qualify for Europe’s luxury league could see him leave the club.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8239626/rangnick-careful-man-utd-cristiano-ronaldo/ ‘Rangnick must be careful’ – Man Utd boss warns to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy after star rages at sub-Brentford