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Gary Neville Calls Out Cristiano Ronaldo For 'Running Off' At Full-Time vs Newcastle

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Gary Neville Calls Out Cristiano Ronaldo For 'Running Off' At Full-Time vs Newcastle

Gary Neville was furious with Cristiano Ronaldo for 'running off' at the end of Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

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United dropped points for the first time under Ralf Rangnick on Monday evening in a dismal performance at St James' Park.

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Ronaldo underperformed up front and as soon as the full-time whistle went, he stormed down the tunnel as he has done three times already this season.

Neville watched the game and called out Ronaldo, as well as Bruno Fernandes, for their actions.

He said on Sky Sports: "We talk about body language. We talked about it early in the season when Ronaldo ran off at the end of the Everton game. 

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"He's run off again tonight. He ran off at Watford when everyone knew the manager was going to get the sack. And at Norwich.

"There's Fernandes whinging, too. They're the two senior players. It's devastating for younger players when the two best players are looking at every other player like they're not good enough.

"[Edinson] Cavani takes that away. I don't think Cavani wilts in the presence of Ronaldo or Fernandes, I think he stands up to them and helps other young players on the pitch. He needs to be on the pitch.

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"I don't care how you've played, You need to go over and clap those fans at the end of the game. Get over to them, particularly when you're the best player in the world and one of the greatest all-time."

Allan Saint-Maximin gave Newcastle the lead inside seven minutes following a mistake from the returning Raphael Varane.

The World Cup winner was making his first start since November after recovering from injury.

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United were without Victor Lindelof in the heart of defence following a positive Covid test on Boxing Day.

Rangnick made changes at half-time, with Fred and Mason Greenwood coming off for Jadon Sancho and Edinson Cavani.

It was through Cavani United got back in the game, after smashing past Martin Dubravka.

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Newcastle had the best chances to win the game, late on saw Jacob Murphy hit the post and David de Gea make a remarkable save from Miguel Almiron.

United hadn't played a game in 16 days after clashes with Brentford and Brighton were postponed due to Covid outbreaks.

They return to action on Thursday evening against Burnley, hoping to reduce the seven point gap between themselves and fourth-placed Arsenal.

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Topics: Manchester United, Gary Neville, Cristiano Ronaldo

Daniel Marland
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