After Cristiano Ronaldo stormed off the field before Manchester United’s victory over Tottenham at Old Trafford, manager Erik ten Hag vowed to punish the Portuguese striker.
Ronaldo did not enter the game as a substitute, but he stormed out of the tunnel in the 89th minute.
According to Sportsmail, he might have even departed the stadium before the game was over.
When asked if Ronaldo had been given permission to leave, Ten Hag remained silent.
The manager of United only stated, “I saw him, but I didn’t speak to him. I won’t deal with that today; I’ll do it tomorrow. We are rejoicing in this triumph.
“Today, I don’t pay attention.” I’ll take care of it tomorrow. I want to maintain the spotlight on the team and the outstanding effort put forth by all 11 players as well as the substitutes who were added.
It was a group effort performance.
Ronaldo has left a United game against Ten Hag twice now without getting permission.
The 37-year-old left Old Trafford at halftime in a preseason friendly against Rayo Vallecano in July after being substituted.
Although Ten Hag called the event “awful,” he also noted that Ronaldo wasn’t the only United player to leave the game early.