Manchester United Coach, Ten Hag gives Ronaldo two conditions to return to the squad
Erik ten Hag, manager of Manchester United, has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo will only be allowed back into the team this week if two conditions are met.
According to The Athletic, Ronaldo must accept his reduced role in the squad and show “contrition” for his actions last week.
The 37-year-old refused to come on as a substitute in United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday.
Instead, he stormed down the tunnel while the game was still in progress, leaving Old Trafford before the final whistle.
As a result, Ronaldo was banished from the squad for the 1-1 draw with Chelsea having also been exiled from first-team training.
Erik ten Hag, who has given his side Monday off ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against FC Sheriff, has explained Ronaldo will still have a role to play this season.
But the United boss first wants to hear what Ronaldo has to say on what has transpired over the last five days.
Ten Hag will allow the veteran to re-join first-team training should he “accept flexibility over his selection and express contrition” over his behaviour last week.