“It’s a scandal to treat him like this,” Rothen criticize ten Hag because of Ronaldo’s sitiuation

Jérôme Rothen, during his Podcast on RMC, offered his support to Cristiano Ronaldo. Manchester United and their coach, Erik ten Hag, decided to punish the five-time Golden Ball winner for his attitude against Tottenham.

Manchester United will face Chelsea without Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday in a Premier League clash. On Thursday, the Red Devils announced that the Portuguese star won’t be in the squad for the Blues’ game. According to the British media, Manchester United and especially the coach, Erik ten Hag, sanctioned the former Real Madrid player for his attitude against Tottenham on Wednesday (2-0).

Unhappy to be on the bench, CR7 had left his place and headed to the dressing room before the end of the game. According to the Daily Mail, he even refused to feature in the game as a substitute. Whatever the reason, Jérôme Rothen does not understand the management of the Dutch coach.

“A lack of respect”

“Ten Hag is entirely responsible for all this”, said Jérôme Rothen in his Podcast on RMC. “If you have a plan not to play him, don’t take the risk of putting him on the bench. He’s done that a lot. Sometimes he makes excuses. In fact, he doesn’t care. He manages Cristiano Ronaldo like any other player in the squad and that’s the problem! We are not talking about just any player. It is a scandal to treat him like that. If you did not want him, you had to say so. With this player, you have to take responsibility for a lot of things. If you want to get rid of him, you find a contractual agreement and you tell him at the beginning of the season: ‘We don’t count on you.’ But you can’t put him through what he’s been through for a lot of games. In addition, he was decisive not long ago and there, ten Hag was very happy to have him. It is a lack of respect,” concludes Jérôme Rothen.