Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag has responded to the claim by the club’s legend, Roy Keane that Christiano Ronaldo has been disrespected for finishing Manchester City’s game on bench.
In reaction to that, Ten Hag on Wednesday the United boss admited that CR7 “pissed off” not frustrated or unhappy as claimed by Keane.
CR7 still in high spirits behind the scenes
Ronaldo was seen joking with his team-mates in United’s latest pre-Europa League session, despite the fact he has had to make do with a role among the substitutes at the start of Ten Hag’s managerial reign.
The Dutchman has conceded that the 37-year-old is frustrated over a lack of playing time, but also insists that he remains a model professional behind the scenes.
“He’s pissed off at not playing. But he is training well,” Ten Hag told a press conference. ”I don’t see he is unhappy. He is happy, training well, everyone is.”
United legend Roy Keane claimed that Ronaldo is being disrespected by the club after seeing him sit out their 6-3 derby defeat to Manchester City. Ten Hag is adamant that he treats every member of his squad equally, though, as he added: ‘
‘I will treat everyone with respect but they all have different backgrounds, characters. I have to treat everyone different to get the best out of them, but there are general standards and values for everyone.”
Ronaldo is in line to return to Ten Hag’s starting XI for Thursday’s Europa League clash with Omonia Nicosia.