Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest falling-out with a manager is far from his first, but the repercussions could end up being more severe.
The Portugal international took some of the attention away from Manchester United’s victory over Tottenham in the Premier League when he was spotted storming down the tunnel with minutes left to play.
After it emerged that he reportedly refused to come on as a substitute, United issued a statement confirming he won’t be part of the squad for this weekend’s game against Chelsea.
On top of that, Ronaldo is expected to be fined a sum in the region of £1m after manager Erik ten Hag pledged to deal with the situation behind closed doors.
The forward has had run-ins with other managers in the past, but the fallout has rarely been this severe.