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Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville criticised Manchester United Portuguese players, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandez for their body language during and after Manchester United unfortunate 1-1 draw at Newcastle.
After the low-rated display from United, Neville took issues with his former team-mate Ronaldo for storming the pitch without joining other United players to thank the fans who made the Journey to Newcastle.

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This is not the first time Ronaldo has walked down the tunnel after a disappointing result, the first was at home on a 1-1 draw against Everton, and the second was on a 4-1 loss to Watford.

“You’ve got to be there when your team-mates need you in those moments,’  Neville, who won three Premier League titles alongside Ronaldo at United, said on Monday Night Football.”

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“At the end of the day, I love that lad [Ronaldo], he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life at times, but don’t run off like that. I’m not having that”.

”I don’t care how you’ve played, You need to go over and clap the fans at the end of the game. Get over to them, particularly when you’re the best player in the world, and one of the greatest of all time.”

Neville also laid into Bruno Fernandez for moaning during the match,  slamming the Portuguese pair’s body language.

And there’s Fernandes’ whinging too. They’re the two senior players. It’s devastating for younger players when the two best players are looking at every other player like they’re not good enough,’ Neville added.

‘Cavani takes that away. I don’t think Cavani wilts in the presence of Ronaldo or Fernandes, I think he stands up to them and helps other young players on the pitch. He needs to be on the pitch.’

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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