So commented Ronaldo after his exclusion from the Chelsea game

Manchester: Portuguese international star Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed that he will continue to “work hard” with Manchester United, just hours after his club announced his exclusion from the squad that will visit Chelsea in the 12th stage of the English Premier League on Saturday, after his behavior during the match against Tottenham. In a press release of club we read: “Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s match against Chelsea in Premier League. The rest of the team is completely focused on preparing for this match. ”Ronaldo, 37, who sat on Wednesday in bench during United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, left the bench at the last minute of the match in the locker room while the match was still in course. And the press indicated that Ronaldo told his Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag that he didn’t want to come in as a substitute in the final minutes. When the manager was questioned after the game about the issue, he said: “I didn’t pay attention to what happened today, I will address the issue tomorrow. I want to focus on the team and the great performance.” post on Instagram post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) A few hours later, Ronaldo commented on his post on Instagram: “As I’ve always done in career, I try to respect my teammates, opponents and the coach. This hasn’t changed and I haven’t. I am the same person and professional player that I have been playing professional football for the past 20 years and respect has always played a part in my decisions ”. He continued: “I have always tried to set an example for young people who have grown up in all the teams I have represented. Unfortunately. This is not always possible and sometimes we get carried away in the heat of the moment. “” Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard at Carrington (United training center), support my teammates and be ready for anything. in any game, “he said. Giving in to pressure is not an option. Never been. This is Manchester United and we have to stick together. Soon we will be together again.” Speculation abounded about Ronaldo’s future in the team after he started in bench in most Premier League matches, as he has only participated twice in this season, in the 0-4 defeat to Brentford at the start and a goalless draw with Newcastle last weekend. Ronaldo tried unsuccessfully to leave the team in summer after the club he did not qualify for the Champions League. (AFP)