Peter Schmeichel is 'disappointed' with Cristiano Ronaldo after he stormed down the tunnel in Man United's win over Spurs
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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel says he's 'disappointed' with Cristiano Ronaldo following his outburst during his side's game against Tottenham
Ronaldo was an unused substitute in Man United's 2-0 win over Spurs at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
He stormed down the tunnel after Erik ten Hag snubbed bringing him on in the dying stages of their Premier League fixture.
The 37-year-old's actions have angered Schmeichel, who calls it a 'distraction' while saying he's 'disappointed' with the player.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, the former goalkeeper said: "It's the first time I can say that I am disappointed with him. Normally I back him, I understand his situation."
Schmeichel added: "We are in transition. Manchester United are now five managers down the road since Alex Ferguson.
"We have got Erik ten Hag in now who has very clear ideas about the way he wants to play football. We need understanding and time from everyone.
"We don't need distractions like that, and that's a disappointment, I would say."
Ronaldo started Man United's goalless draw against Newcastle United and scored the match-winner versus Everton.
But Ten Hag felt the need not to use the Portuguese international against Spurs.
And speaking after the match, the Dutch boss said he'll 'deal' with Ronaldo.
"I don't pay attention to that, I will deal with that tomorrow. I want to keep the focus on the team," he said during his post-match press conference.
"It was magnificent from all 11 players. I have to correct myself. It was also a performance from the substitutes who came on. "Once again, it was a squad performance. I think what we have seen is 11 players who defend and 11 who attack. I was pleased."
Man United, who are fifth in the table, resume their league campaign against Chelsea.
Will Ronaldo feature at Stamford Bridge? Watch this space.
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