Manchester United leave fans puzzled by posting a video of Cristiano Ronaldo being loudly BOOED by supporters inside Old Trafford before opening defeat by Brighton
- Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench before coming on against Brighton
- The 37-year-old was booed by Manchester United supporters before the game
- A video has been posted by the club’s official account, leaving fans puzzled
Manchester United supporters have been left confused after the club posted a video of Cristiano Ronaldo getting loudly booed before their loss to Brighton on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag‘s reign at Old Trafford started with defeat as Pascal Gross scored a first-half brace for the Seagulls before Alexis Mac Allister netted an own goal.
Ronaldo was included in the squad but not the starting XI to face Graham Potter’s side and he came off the bench to replace Fred after 53 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo was loudly booed by supporters before the game against Brighton
Prior to kick-off United fans made their feelings known as they held a protest against the Glazer family.
They then loudly booed Ronaldo as he came out to warm up. A video has been posted by the club’s official Twitter account, leaving fans puzzled.
One fan posted: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo just got booed by the Stretford End. You love to see it.’
A second fan simply said: ‘they posted the boo’s,’ while another wrote, ‘Damn, they booed him’.
A fourth fan was left aggrieved by the decision to boo Ronaldo. He said: ‘Booing a player that wants to leave because of the lack of ambition but don’t boo the players that have us on this 5 year trophy drought…
‘This fanbase and the glazers are Align in their philosophy’s.’
Ronaldo has openly stated his desire to leave the club this summer for Champions League football after United’s poor season left them in the Europa League.
There was a mass protest ahead of Manchester United’s season opener against Brighton
Erik ten Hag implored Cristiano Ronaldo to ‘do more to get fit’ after missing most of pre-season
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have all turned down the chance to sign him and could now be set to stay at the club.
After the match, Ten Hag urged the 37-year-old to ‘do more’ to get up to full fitness.
The Dutchman told Sky Sports: ‘It takes time, you cannot force it. He is one week in training.
‘He has to do more to get fit. This game will help and he will be better next week.’