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Erik Ten Hag Reveals Why Ronaldo Was Benched In Man Utd’s 6-3 Loss To Man City

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Manchester United were thrashed by their city rivals Manchester City 6-3 at the Etihad stadium on Sunday evening. Goals from Erling Haaland and Phil Foden gave the Cityzens the deserved win over the Red Devils.

Manchester United star player Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t feature in the game as he watched the Red Devils thrashing on the bench. Some of the Red Devils fans criticised the manager for to bring on the former Real Madrid star in the second half.

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag explains dropping Cristiano Ronaldo for Man City  clash | Football | Sport | Express.co.uk

However, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has now revealed that the Portugal captain remained on the bench ‘out of respect’, in a bizarre justification. “Out of respect for his big career,” the Dutchman told journalists when asked why his star forward did not feature.

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Ronaldo has started most of Manchester United’s games on the bench this season with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial being the preferred options upfront by the Dutchman.

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