Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese football star, has issued a statement in response to the news that he has been dropped from Manchester United’s upcoming trip to Chelsea.
Ronaldo was dropped from Manchester United’s squad and training after leaving Old Trafford before the end of Wednesday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Tottenham, having been passed over as a substitute by manager Erik ten Hag.
United subsequently confirmed he would not be involved in Saturday’s game against Chelsea in a brief statement.
The club said;
“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea. The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for that fixture.”
Shortly after his punishment was confirmed, the football star took to social media with a message of his own.
The statement read;
“As I’ve always done throughout my career, I try to live and play respectfully towards my colleagues, my adversaries and my coaches. That hasn’t changed. I haven’t changed. I’m the same person and the same professional that I’ve been for the last 20 years playing elite football, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making process.
“I started very young, the older and the most experienced players examples were always very important to me. Therefore, later on, I’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters in all the teams that I’ve represented. Unfortunately that is not always possible and sometimes the beat of the moment get’s the best of us. (sic)
“Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for everything in any given game. Giving in to the pressure is not an option. It never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we’ll be together again.”