Roy Keane blames Erik ten Hag for Cristiano Ronaldo exit

Roy Keane blames Erik ten Hag for Cristiano Ronaldo exit

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has claimed that Erik ten Hag’s administration is basically in charge for Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the membership.

Ronaldo has now left United by mutual consent after being extremely crucial of the membership and the supervisor in an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.

The departure was in the end not a shock, with Ronaldo having requested to go away throughout the summer time and seemingly not an integral a part of Ten Hag’s plans.

Issues boiled over in opposition to Tottenham when the ahead refused to return off the bench within the closing phases of the sport after which walked down the Outdated Trafford tunnel earlier than it had completed.

Whereas Keane, who has defended Ronaldo all through the saga, suggests his former teammate leaving the membership is finest for all events, he would not consider that Ten Hag dealt with the scenario nicely.

“I do not suppose it has been nice administration,” the ex-skipper stated on ITV. “I believe it has been a really tough scenario however I do not suppose the supervisor comes out of it [looking good].

“Individuals may say he is put a marker down – a part of administration is taking care of the highest [players]. You do must deal with high, world-class gamers otherwise. This concept that you simply deal with everybody the identical, you do not.

“I believe it is higher for everyone. The membership, clearly, don’t need that dragging into the second half of the season, Ronaldo’s obviously ran out of patience. People say ‘is his reputation tarnished at Manchester United?’ Far from it.”

As 90min revealed at the time, Ten Hag was ready to sanction Ronaldo’s exit in the summer and Keane admitted that would probably have been a better time to call it quits.

“He should have probably left in the summer, but whether that’s the player’s fault or the club’s, it was never going to happen,” he added.

“The new manager was never going to play him, you cannot have Ronaldo as a suit or fringe player. It’s just not right. It’s sad but these things happen.”

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