Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes were chastised by Gary Neville for their body language during and after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle.
After another poor performance by the 20-time English champions, Neville chastised Ronaldo for storming off the pitch without joining the rest of his teammates in thanking the fans who had traveled to Newcastle.
On Monday Night Football, Neville, who won three Premier League titles with Ronaldo at United, said, “You’ve got to be there when your team-mates need you at those times.”
‘At the end of the day, I love that guy [Ronaldo], he’s the best I’ve ever seen at times, but don’t go away like that.’ That’s not going to fly with me.
‘I don’t care how you’ve played, You need to go over and clap the fans at the end of the game. Get over to them, particularly when you’re the best player in the world, and one of the greatest of all time.’
It is not the first time the Portuguese has opted to run straight down the tunnel after a disappointing result, doing the same after the 1-1 draw at home to Everton, in which he started on the bench, and in the 4-1 defeat at Watford, the game which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked as coach.
Source: BBC Sport