The suspension on Ronaldo has been lifted, as he returns to training with his teammates ahead of United’s match against Sheriff Tiraspol in the UEFA Europa league.
Ten Hag carried out some disciplinary actions on Ronaldo, as he was suspended from the team after he refused to come in as a substitute in United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham on Wednesday, and angrily left before the final whistle. He was also dropped in United’s draw against Chelsea.
Ten Hag speaking on this issue, ahead of their game against Chelsea, last weekend, said that as the manager in charge of the team, he has to set certain rules which he has to ensure are followed strictly.
He admitted that Ronaldo is an important part of the team, but his actions were unacceptable, considering that this is the second time he misbehaved.
“I am the manager, I am responsible for the culture here. I have to set standards and values and have to control them. We are in a team.”
“The talk is between Cristiano and me. The statement is clear. It is also in the statement that he remains an important part of the squad.
“After Rayo Vallecano, I said it was unacceptable, but it wasn’t just him. The second time there have to be consequences. That is what has happened,” the Dutchman added.
Ronaldo, Harry Maguire, and Donny Van de Beek have all returned to training.
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