Manchester United manager Eric ten Hag says he will tackle Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday after the Portuguese walked down the tunnel before the end of the 2-0 win over Tottenham.
Ronaldo was selected on the bench against Tottenham and his teammates saw control of the game thanks to second-half goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes.
After Ten Hag made it clear he wasn’t coming, Ronaldo made a quick exit, which could land him in hot water.
The Dutchman said, “I don’t care about that, I’ll deal with that،
Today I enjoyed performing. We celebrate this victory and now we have to recover from this and we have a big game against Chelsea, the Premier League is very exciting. ”
It is no surprise that Ten Hag did not turn to Ronaldo after calling his team’s win the best performance of the season.
United beat a poor Spurs side and would have won by a much larger margin had Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris not produced an inspiring display.
In the end, Fred’s effort deflected 76 seconds after the restart, and Fernandes’ fine finish was enough to get the three points, which came after his home win over Liverpool and Arsenal.
Ten Hag added: “I’m happy with the team, I think it’s been the best performance for the team so far this season, so you see the team evolving, and you actually see the last weeks the way we want to play.
We’re getting better every day on the pitch. Not every game will be like today but Tottenham are a great team and it was really fun to watch. ”
Spurs remain third in the Premier League table, but manager Antonio Conte has not been fooled.
The defeat follows a dismal display in the north London derby earlier this month and the cancellation of the draw at Chelsea in April.
The Italian said the club needed to analyse why it was struggling in the big games.
“Certainly not a good game for us but I have to be honest and above all, especially with the players, this was not the first time for us, although the table is good but every time we played a high-level game, we suffer. He said, ”
We struggled against Chelsea because we drew after 92 minutes but Chelsea dominated the game and with Arsenal we lost and today we lost to United.
“Surely when the level is high, we will struggle. That means we have to keep working to try to improve and work on the pitch and work off the field.