The hottest topic in the current football world must be Cristiano Ronaldo walking off the pitch before the final whistle of the clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Comments have been flooding various social media channels about his rather erratic behaviour during the match, where many have cited as “Disrespectful”. In response to this, Manchester United’s coach Erik ten Hag has said that he will deal with the matter after the matchday and the team has also recently released a statement regarding the Portuguese football sensation, highlighting that he would not be a part of the team that will face rival Chelsea this weekend.
This bold move has attracted compliments from fans, stating that authority is back to the celebrated club and continued to stress that there is no player bigger than the club.
Reports have also said that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be training with the first-team squad for the rest of this week, but knowing how dedicated the player is, he will be as hardworking as he usually is during his individual training session.
Nonetheless, this dramatic incident is just one of many that have happened to Ronaldo this year. After scoring 26 goals in all competitions last season, he has been looking like a different player this season, having only scored twice after one-third of the season has passed and everything is taking an unpleasant turn for him, not to mention he has also lost his amazing form in international football competition, where Portugal barely made into the 2022 FIFA World Cup Finals.
Maybe age does finally catch up with the star, but he has shown his capabilities and ageing like a fine wine despite being a 37-year-old striker on the field. With this year’s World Cup potentially his last and every factor apparently not favouring him, will Cristiano Ronaldo has the strength to overcome all odds to end his amazing football career on a high by winning the elusive trophy?
(Photo Credits: Manchester United Official Website and Bleacher Report)