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Cristiano Ronaldo's sister hits out at Erik ten Hag

Ryan Sidle

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Cristiano Ronaldo's sister hits out at Erik ten Hag

Cristiano Ronaldo's sister had weighed in to her brother's latest set back at Manchester United, after he was substituted off during their draw with Newcastle United.

Sunday afternoon saw Ronaldo get a rare start in the Premier League so far this season, just the second time he's been in the first XI for Erik ten Hag in the league.

It was the first time since the 4-0 loss to Brentford, that saw United hit the bottom of the league, with Ronaldo refusing to clap the fans or shake the manager's hand.

He likely only started against Eddie Howe's side due to the injury to Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford recovering from an illness that made him only fit enough for the bench.


Ronaldo was all smiles ahead of the game, as he was being honoured to celebrate his 700th club goal, and got reunited with mentor Sir Alex Ferguson.

However his mood went downhill, first when he was booked after appearing to score a legitimate goal, when he was adjudged to have kicked the ball before Newcastle took a free kick, but footage suggested the goal should have stood.

He was then left fuming as he was substituted in the second half, with the game still goalless, and he didn't react to being replaced well at all,

Ten Hag later explained that with United having four games in 10 games he had to protect the forwards, hence the substitution, but it hasn't gone down well with the forward's sister.

Taking to social media, Elma Aveiro posted an image of an article titled, "Erik Ten Hag's justification for substituting Cristiano Ronaldo," with the caption, "It's too late," along with a couple of sick face emojis.

Ronaldo's sister's post. Image: Instagram
Ronaldo's sister's post. Image: Instagram

Pundits have been falling over themselves for most of the campaign so far, trying to explain why Ronaldo needs to start for Ten Hag's side.

However, the Dutchman has been willing to make the big decisions where necessary and not pick the five time Ballon d'Or winner to start most games.

The all time top goalscorer in men's football didn't even get on during the recent Manchester derby, with the manager claiming he didn't want to 'disrespect' Ronaldo by bringing him on as United were getting battered by Manchester City.

Ronaldo had wanted to leave Old Trafford in the summer, with a lack of Champions League football a major concern for the 37-year-old.

There were no suitors for the forward, despite his form last season being good enough to earn him 20th place at Monday night's Ballon d'Or.

Ronaldo was not happy about being taken off. Image: Alamy
Ronaldo was not happy about being taken off. Image: Alamy

It is not the first time that one of Ronaldo's sisters has given her opinion on what's going on with their sibling's career in recent times.

Katia Aveiro, has brandished Portugal fans as "petty, soulless, stupid and forever ungrateful," in September after the forward was criticised for his performances for the national team.

Back in May she was also caught liking a post urging him to leave Old Trafford, even before he was reported to have handed in a transfer request.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League, Erik Ten Hag

Ryan Sidle
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