Ronaldo Defends His Decision To Storm Down The Tunnel Against Everton

As Manchester United heads into one of their toughest fixtures of the league against Liverpool on Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo divulged why he stormed down the tunnel after drawing the game against Everton.


The United fans were taken aback when half of the players that managed to win their game against Villareal in the midweek Champions League clash were placed on the bench. The shock blew through the roof when their star striker, Ronaldo, was left warming the bench too.

Just before the half-time mark, Anthony Martial hammered a substantial pile driver to surge Manchester United ahead in the game. Though it was unsure what exactly was the reason behind subbing Martial, who seemed in fine touch against Everton, it was later revealed that he copped a slight niggle in the dying embers of the half.


The sudden substitution conundrum by Ole Solskjaer

What seemed even more baffling to the United fans was Ole throwing in Ronaldo in place of Cavani who forced a fine save from Pickford in the opening half. A few minutes later, the United rearguard was caught off their guard and Everton managed to equalize through Andros Townsend.

United came close to scoring on quite a few occasions with Sancho, Ronaldo and Pogba trying their fortune from distance but the ball never seemed like going in. As the final whistle blew, Ronaldo became furious and was seen walking into the tunnel, seething in rage, muttering inaudible words to himself.

When asked by Sky Sports about his post-match reaction, he stated that he was not willing to change his reaction to a defeat or a draw. The draw with Everton felt like a defeat, and hence he was infuriated and frustrated.


This is what Ronaldo had to say in his defence

He quoted in an interview to Sky Sports, “Maybe I am thinking wrong, but this is the way I motivate myself and win things during my career and I play for the most important clubs in the world. The criticism will always exist here, I’m not hiding from that. To be honest, I really don’t care about that because I know football is like that.”

He continued by saying, “When we lose, my reactions are what I feel At that moment. Sometimes I speak to myself, most of the time it’s very positive but sometimes, dependent on the game, maybe I say things you don’t agree with.”

Ronaldo said that he was always going to give his 100 per cent for the club and his reactions are a part of himself and unless it hurts someone, he won’t change.


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