Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly exchanged words with Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren after refusing to approach the fans following the 4-0 defeat to Brentford. Below you can see footage of Ronaldo heading down the tunnel ahead of his teammates.
United were beaten at Brentford’s Community Stadium and, at the end of the game, several players went to the away stand to apologise for the spectacle.
Ronaldo was visibly angry and tried to leave without interacting with anyone.
Ronaldo not happy and no handshake for Ten Hag pic.twitter.com/HGtmYXyBs5
— James Robson (@jamesalanrobson) August 13, 2022
McClaren advising Ronaldo to go over to the fans but Ronaldo not having it. Exchanges some words with him and then heads for the tunnel. #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) August 13, 2022
Samuel Luckhurst of the Manchester Evening News says McClaren asked Ronaldo to address the fans from the outside and show respect.
In footage posted on social media by James Robson, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner can be seen exchanging words with someone off camera before heading to the bench.
Ronaldo then walked past coach Erik ten Hag without shaking his hand.
The 37-year-old’s future has been a hot topic all summer and he is ready to leave Old Trafford for the second time.
United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League has prompted Ronaldo to announce his intention to leave the club, as he wants to compete in the competition.