Soccer News: “Maybe he needed a restroom,” former Manchester United teammate Nani defended Ronaldo.

    Cristiano Ronaldo must have had good reasons to walk away from Manchester United’s 2-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, claims former teammate Nani.

    United’s excellent performance saw them dominate Spurs at Old Trafford, while Fred’s deflected shot and Bruno Fernandes’ superb finish secured them an important victory over a top-four opponent.

    However, Ronaldo’s unused substitute headed down the touchline and down the tunnel before the final whistle blew. According to Athletic, the 37-year-old also left the stadium early instead of celebrating with teammates.

    Despite his team’s superb performance, United manager Erik ten Hag was forced to ask questions about Ronaldo’s premature departure after the game, telling Amazon Prime he would “sort it out” on Thursday.

    Nani, who played with Ronaldo for both United and Portugal, defended his former teammate before suggesting that Ronaldo likely had good reasons for leaving him early.

    “I don’t know what happened at that moment,” Nani told Stats Perform exclusively. “Perhaps he needed to go to the toilet.

    “Everyone knows that he is a professional, a very big professional.”

    Nani, who now plays in the Australian A-League for Melbourne Victory, didn’t watch United’s game against Tottenham but he knows how Ronaldo feels about being an unused substitute and he suggested the early departure wasn’t that significant. as some people think. outside.

    “He works very hard to be on the field. May be [there can] It’s probably a little frustrating that I don’t have the opportunity to play,” Nani said.

    “But it is his desire to be on the field and play. But I think it doesn’t really matter because there’s probably a reason.”

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