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Erik ten Hag calls Cristiano Ronaldo’s action ‘unacceptable’ after Rayo Vallecano draw

Ajax's Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag is set to join Manchester United this summer. (Photo by OLAF KRAAK/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)
Ajax's Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag is set to join Manchester United this summer. (Photo by OLAF KRAAK/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

Erik ten Hag slams Cristiano Ronaldo and others for leaving before the end of the Manchester United vs Rayo Vallecano game

Erik ten Hag is angry with players like Cristiano Ronaldo for leaving before the end of the Manchester United vs Rayo Vallecano game on 31 July. The gaffer feels it was “unacceptable”.

The Red Devils hosted the Spanish side at Old Trafford. The game ended in a draw, with Amad Diallo getting on the scoresheet for United. But before the final whistle, players who had been substituted left the stadium.

Speaking to Viaplay Sport Nederland via Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Ten Hag vented his frustration at the likes of the Portuguese leaving after being subbed off at half-time.

United have had a decent run during the pre-season under Ten Hag. The Red Devils have looked sharp and energetic under the new manager. The Asia and Australia tour has been productive for the side.

We started off with an ecstatic 4-0 victory over Liverpool. We followed it up with another victory over Melbourne Victory. The side created plenty of chances in both games.

United followed those results up with a victory over Crystal Palace and a draw against Aston Villa. The Manchester-based club lost to Atletico Madrid in Norway before the draw against Rayo.

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The pre-season has been promising for Manchester United under Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag has seemingly instilled a new identity into the side. We’ve looked to play on the front foot and keep possession of the ball. The Dutch manager has been successful in implementing his ideas as of yet.

Defenders who looked disappointing in the previous campaign have been more solid during the friendlies. The attackers who looked lacklustre last season have found their confidence once again.

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Hopefully, Ten Hag can instil some sort of discipline within the side. The gaffer needs to be backed in such situations and the players need to know when they’ve crossed the line.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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