Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Ronaldo made hasty exit down tunnel after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton, having started on the bench; Neville: ‘He walks off the pitch, muttering to himself, which throws questions up in the air… it can only come back to the manager’

Gary Neville

Football Expert @GNev2

Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo’s actions at Old Trafford serve only to increase pressure on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ronaldo was captured marching alone down the tunnel, seemingly muttering in frustration, after United were held to a 1-1 against Everton, for whom Andros Townsend scored – and then mimicked the Portuguese’s trademark goal celebration.

Solskjaer defended his team selection having started Ronaldo on the bench but with his side now heading into an international break, the decision came under the spotlight and Ronaldo’s demeanour only invited further scrutiny.

Former Manchester United captain Neville reflected on Ronaldo’s body language in his latest podcast, and gave Solskajer some advice on managing Old Trafford’s returning hero…

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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