After Ralf Rangnick was dismissed by Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo was visibly upset with Rangnick.
After Ralf Rangnick, the Manchester United star and Manchester United player was dismissed during Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Brentford, Cristiano Ronaldo took aim at Ralf Rangnick.
The Red Devils interim Manager, Harry Maguire, took the 36-year-old off the field in the 71st minutes.
Ronaldo muted to himself while trudging off pitch. He made his feelings known to Rangnick after the five time Ballon d’Or winner, who returned from a brief stint on the sidelines, got up to the bench.
“Why me? Why me?”Ronaldo asked Rangnick inside the dugout. “Why would you take me off?”
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Rangnick spoke to the media following the game and confirmed Ronaldo’s comments.
“He [Ronaldo] said ‘Why me, why did you take me off?’,” Rangnick revealed.
“I said I had to take the decision for the team, for the club. Maybe in a few years when he is a coach he will understand.”
Also, United’s boss was seen explaining to Marcus Rashford his decision shortly after he made it 3-0. After the substitution, he tried to make a cold comment on the situation in a TV interview.
According to BT Sport, the renowned German coach stated: “That is normal – a striker wants to score – but he has come back from a little injury and it was important to remember we have got another game coming up.
“After what happened at Villa Park, also we had to defend our lead and we needed to go back to a five-man back. We didn’t keep it clean but it was important to ensure that nothing else happened.”
Ronaldo tweeted following the win: “These are three important points Bravo, lads!
The comments of the Red Devils’ No.7 were not the only ones that made headlines. As Brentford manager Thomas Frank said, United “unbelievably lucky.”
“[I am] unbelievably proud of my team. We are the smallest club in the Premier League, Manchester United the biggest,”Frank told BT Sport.
“We destroyed them in the first half, they didn’t have a sniff, three huge chances and there could only have been one winner of this game. They are unbelievably lucky. I know all the stuff about taking chances. They changed the system against little Brentford.
“One of those nights was a disaster. David de Gea deserves credit for that. If we have the chance to get them again, one will be in the net. We played the Brentford way, and their intensity was too much.
“Of the three goals, the second is most disappointing and difficult to come back from. The way we smashed them in the first half was fantastic, so proud of my team.”
Rangnick was somewhat in agreement with the Dane. BBC Sport : “The first half we we were second best in almost all aspects of the game, sloppy passing, missing 50-50 situations and hardly won any second balls.
“We were nervous during the counter-attack but were able to draw at half-time. David de Gea made some great saves and we displayed a completely different face in the second period.