Selfish Ronaldo insulted fans who idolize him — RT Sport News

Storming the tunnel after Manchester United’s latest unflattering performance, Cristiano Ronaldo must carefully examine his behavior

With his latest strop, Cristiano Ronaldo showed that whenever things don’t go his way, he becomes a spoiled baby who cares little for fans who pay bounties to see him in action.

Manchester United were mostly distressed against relegation-threatened Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on Monday night, but it’s the conduct of some of them after full-time that deserves just as much credit. condemned.

Shortly after the whistle, some of the United players came out to cheer on the 3,000 traveling fans who had made the 150-mile journey in the rain.

However, it soon became clear that some of the men in red could not be bothered to walk a few extra yards to greet worshipers in the stands.

This included Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Shame on those who didn’t” wrote Andy Mitten, journalist and editor of the United fanzine.

This isn’t the Portuguese icon’s first rodeo; he has been accused of storming the tunnel several times this season without acknowledging fans or opposing players.

Similar strops were seen at Stamford Bridge in the Chelsea draw, and at home with Everton in October.

Even Ronaldo’s former United team-mate Gary Neville was forced to join the chorus of critics.

Scolded by punters for refusing to pile ex-Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer towards the end of his reign, you know something is seriously wrong if you’re a United player and Neville is on your back .

“You can’t run away at the end of a match” scolded the former right back in the Sky Sports studio.

“At the end of the day, I love that boy, sometimes he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life, but don’t run away like that. I don’t have that.”

Defenders of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will cite his competitiveness and desire to win as motive for his actions. He’s so focused on winning that nothing else just won’t do it.

If so, why did he choose to return to Old Trafford this summer when its occupants have not lifted the Premier League title since 2013 and the Champions League since 2008?

While his drive is unparalleled and his professionalism in terms of living the disciplined life of an elite athlete off the pitch deserves the utmost respect, it’s time for Ronaldo to show more appreciation for dedication and adulation than United fans show him week after week. .

Premier League tickets are expensive, and train travel in the UK is even more so. Ronaldo has every right to be boiling inside with the result, but strolling to the far end and patting his palms on the hardcore who had ventured three hours northeast to see such a meager display would probably have appeased the hit for them.

Instead, the band likely went home even more disappointed than before. The number 7 which is admired by millions of children around the world should eliminate the spoiled baby act.

Ronaldo often talks about ‘the team’, but such talk is hollow if it continues like this. Ronaldo needs to be reminded that he is part of the United collective, which means he has to do routine tasks like showing his gratitude to the fans who help pay his salary.

At the same time, he also doesn’t turn out to be the leader people expect him to be.

“The best players on your team, it’s devastating when they show that look and that body language to the younger guys. They have to help them,” Neville said scathingly, referring to the “groans” of Ronaldo and fellow Portuguese Bruno Fernandes after the Newcastle debacle.

Constantly raising his arms in frustration every time he doesn’t win the ball or it’s been lost, Ronaldo’s body language conveys an almost palpable negativity.

When Ronaldo completed his transfer from Juventus on transfer deadline day, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were gushing at the prospect of playing alongside a figure they grew up idolizing. Now, however, they might regret it.

Simply put, United fans idolize one of their greatest stars of all time who is a holdover from their last true era of glory, both domestically and on the continent. This is evident in the ‘Viva Ronaldo’ chants blaring from the terraces on match day and in the ecstasy upon his return.

Coincidentally, his second debut came against Newcastle in September, where he inspired a 4-1 win with a fantastic brace. Now, however, three and a half months later, things are looking up considerably.

It would be interesting to also wonder what Sir Alex Ferguson thinks of all this. Tasked with bringing him to the Premier League from Sporting Lisbon, the Scot acted as something of a father figure to Ronaldo and played a huge role in his decision to become the GOAT candidate Real Madrid wanted so badly.

MUTV has been home to a lot of love between the two with genuine affection. But would the iron-fisted executive who’s given the hair dryer treatment to many prima donnas agree with some of Ronaldo’s recent actions?

It’s almost as if Ronaldo thinks he’s now above the club that helped make it happen. A club whose support and staff may wonder if its legacy is tainted by its persistent petulance.

Grow up, Cristiano, and give him back the respect the United faithful have given you for so long.

By Tom Sanderson

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