Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo to say sorry to the WHOLE Man United team
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Erik ten Hag wants Cristiano Ronaldo to say sorry to the WHOLE Manchester United team following his behaviour against Tottenham.
Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel in his side's 2-0 win over Spurs on Wednesday.
It was then revealed that the 37-year-old refused to come on as a substitute.
The superstar forward has since been banished from the first-team and is training with the under-21s.
He won't be involved in Man United's crunch Premier League game against Chelsea today.
And if he wants to reintegrate with the squad, Ronaldo must apologise to the whole team - not just to Ten Hag and his backroom staff.
He's at risk of staying in the cold if he doesn't apologise to the team.
Speaking ahead of his team's visit to Stamford Bridge, Ten Hag said there has to be 'consequences' for bad behaviour.
"We will first talk," he said. "We set certain standards. That is for any player.
"I think everyone understands that both [actions] are not acceptable so I don’t want to grade it [which is worse]. Both are not acceptable and that is why he gets some days off. He has to live, like anyone else, along certain standards and the standards we set this season."
The Dutch boss added: "It is a difficult decision, it’s clear. But there has to be consequences for bad behaviour and when it is the second time. You can’t let it go, otherwise it will be miserable for the future. You have to take this measure. I don’t like it because I prefer the squad with Cristiano onboard."
Ronaldo has played a bit-part role under Ten Hag and has scored just two goals this season.
But he scored his side's match-winner against Everton earlier this month.