After Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel in disgust.
After being dropped by United’s caretaker manager Michael Carrick, the Portugal international started the game on the bench.
Ronaldo came on in the 64th minute of the game, but he struggled to make an effect and screamed his fury after the game ended.
During the game, the 36-year-old was extremely angry with United’s performance and was caught on camera yelling at his teammates.
After Scott McTominay fell down injured, Ronaldo was also booked in the 90+2 minute of the game for disagreeing with the referee.
However, it was after the final whistle that Ronaldo’s dissatisfaction became clear. The Portugal international refused to shake Chelsea teammates’ hands and turned his back on United supporters.
Instead, he went straight for the tunnel, muttering to himself as he made his way to the Stamford Bridge changing rooms.
Ronaldo has stormed down the tunnel before, having previously fled the pitch in rage after United’s 1-1 draw with Everton.
Ronaldo was sat on the bench for the game and watched as Anthony Martial scored the game’s first goal.
United, on the other hand, failed to find a winner when Andros Townsend equalized in the second half to draw the game 1-1.
The match between Manchester United and Chelsea was only the second occasion this season that Ronaldo did not start in the Premier League.
‘A few tweaks and alterations from the other night, to vary things up a bit,’ Carrick remarked before the game about the team selection.
‘Our most notable name is obviously Cristiano, but it’s basically a game plan and concepts.’ I actually had a terrific conversation with Cristiano, and we’ve chosen to go that route today.’
Carrick’s decision’surprised’ former United captain Roy Keane, who told Sky Sports: ‘Ronaldo is one of the great players.’ Carrick has a strategy in mind. Ronaldo has returned to United for these games.
‘He’s a huge player for big events; his stats against Chelsea aren’t spectacular, but I’m shocked he wasn’t included.’