crazy ball – Erik ten Hag showing his iron fist when he undresses Cristiano Ronaldo at the start of the second half of the friendly against Rayo Vallecano and the substitute took just 1 minute 20 seconds to Manchester United.
It’s a stunning decision from the new Dutch manager. The star, who is usually angry when sent off before 90 minutes, was not even given time to taste the second half of the match against the 2022 Copa del Rey semi-finalists.
His replacement, Amad Diallo, came on and it didn’t take long for him to score for the Red Devils. A powerful effort from Alex Telles was parried by Rayo Vallecano goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski and fell in front of the young player’s run. The rest you already know. Purpose!
Man United 1×0 Rayo | Goal Amad Diallo. pic.twitter.com/NMPBOM1smI
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But 9 minutes later, the LaLiga club equalized through Alvaro Garcia’s goal. The score was still 1-1 when this news was uploaded in the 72nd minute.
Erik ten Hag’s tough attitude may have been payback for the disrespect the player showed during the first-half water break, when he appeared to regret the manager’s one decision and gave his rebuttal.
Cristiano Ronaldo with Erik ten Hag ️ pic.twitter.com/dMyIG7MA6s
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Ronaldo is understood to have made a request to move at the end of June 2022, but this was ignored by the manager, who insisted that CR7 will be part of his playing strategy for the new Premier League season.
A substitution at the start of the second half for a superstar like Ronaldo would not have been well received by him. We’ll see what the 37-year-old Portuguese does next.
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