During the club’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel expressed his disappointment in Cristiano Ronaldo’s behavior and claimed the Portuguese star had become a distraction at Old Trafford.
After being benched by coach Erik ten Hag once more and being told that he would deal with the player on Thursday, Ronaldo left the field and headed toward the tunnel with a few minutes remaining.
It was the only drawback to a strong performance by United against Antonio Conte’s Spurs squad.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo, who has scored 103 Premier League goals for United, has started only two league games this season but has been a regular in the Europa League.
After a tough start Ten Hag has got United ticking and Schmeichel says the focus needs to be on his progress.
United are in fifth place, eight points behind leaders Arsenal but only one behind fourth-placed Chelsea.