Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says he was disheartened by Cristiano Ronaldo’s behaviour throughout the club’s 2-0 conclusion over Tottenham Hotspur on weekday and says the Portuguese has become a distraction at previous Trafford.

Ronaldo walked down the tunnel with a couple of minutes left when yet again being left on the bench by coach Erik 10 Hag who same he would modify the player on weekday.

It was the one negative aspect of an impressive night for United who outclassed Antonio Conte’s Spurs team. “(Cristiano Ronaldo) leaving like that creates everything we don’t want at the moment,” Schmeichel told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He would have known that would be headlines.

“It’s the first time I can say that I am disappointed with him. Normally I back him, I understand his situation. “The issue here is he is such a big player, he is such a big presence. Is it a case of playing him or letting him leave? I don’t know.”

For United  Ronaldo has scored 103 Premier League goals, has started solely 2 league games this season however has been a daily within the Europa League.

After a troublesome begin, Ten Hag has United ticking and Schmeichel says the main target must air his progress. United are in fifth place, eight points behind leaders Arsenal however only 1 behind fourth-placed Chelsea.


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