Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has taken aim at Erik ten Hag for leaving the forward on the bench during Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham on Wednesday evening.
The 37-year-old made his feelings clear about his current situation at United as he walked down the tunnel in the 90th minute with injury time still to play and Ten Hag still having three substitutions available.
Earlier this week, Ronaldo’s sister, Elma Aveiro, took aim at Ten Hag for substituting her brother in United’s goalless draw with Newcastle United last Sunday.
And after Ten Hag opted not to bring Ronaldo off the bench in United’s victory over Spurs, Aveiro took another swipe on Thursday by sharing a post which criticised the Dutchman’s handling of the Portugal international.
The post from a Ronaldo fan account, which was shared by Aveiro to her 551k followers on Instagram, read: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo was warming up since the 35th of the first half and the coach at the end decided to put Elanga on, but he didn’t. Only those who play football know that this is revolting, and even more so for a player of his level, and that’s why he went to the locker room before the final whistle.
‘Cristiano has 695 minutes played this season, which is not even 8 full games, and always divided into games entering the end, being impossible to win sequence, catch pace and demonstrate what he is capable of.
‘Cristiano does not need to prove anything, who has to prove something still in football is Erik Ten Hag and fulfil his word, that if you wanted Cristiano in the squad to use it and that you have respect for the career by not putting him in the humiliating defeat and for City, I wish he put it out more often.
‘Next game against Chelsea let’s see what happens. 7 games to go until the World Cup.’