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Cristiano Ronaldo avoids stepping on Man City badge in great show of respect

Nasir Jabbar

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Cristiano Ronaldo avoids stepping on Man City badge in great show of respect

Cristiano Ronaldo respectfully avoided stepping on the Manchester City badge as he entered the Etihad. Check it out below:

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The Manchester United star walked around the Man City badge printed on the floor in a great show of respect.

A video shows the 37-year-old entering the stadium and sidestepping the Man City logo.

Image: via Twitter
Image: via Twitter

His approach is a far cry from ex-Man United midfielder Ander Herrera, who appeared to spit on the Man City crest as he walked off the pitch during their Premier League clash in 2018.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Ronaldo was an unused substitute in Man United's crushing 6-3 defeat to Man City last Sunday.

Erik ten Hag said the Portuguese forward was not brought on 'out of respect for his big career'.

The decision not to play him against Man City infuriated Roy Keane, who pulled no punches and claimed the Dutchman is showing 'disrespect' to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"I think Man United are showing disrespect to Ronaldo. I think he should have been let go before the [closing] of the window," he said on Sky Sports.

"Okay, you're the manager, you need options but you don't hold onto Ronaldo to sit on the bench. He's one of the greatest players ever.

"He's played him in one or two European games. It's just going to get uglier as the season goes on. 

"If he's sitting on the bench for United, week in, week out it's just going to get uglier. I think United have shown nothing but disrespect to Ronaldo.

"They should have let him go when the opportunity came. He did have options, I know that for a fact. 

"But to hold onto Ronaldo to sit on the bench, I think is ridiculous for a player of his stature."

Ronaldo has yet to start a league match this season, having only started in his side's Europa League games.

Featured Image Credit: via Twitter

Topics: Football, Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City

Nasir Jabbar
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