Soccer News: Ronaldo admits mistake after Manchester United waived him

    Cristiano Ronaldo admitted ‘hot moments’ got the better of him during his early strike after Manchester United’s win over Tottenham, vowing to be ‘ready for anything’ after the Red Devils turned him down.

    United had one of their best performances under Erik ten Hag during Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Spurs, but the win was marred by Ronaldo walking down the tunnel before the final whistle.

    Ten Hag said after the game that he would “deal” with Ronaldo’s behavior on Thursday, and the Dutchman made good on his promise by sanctioning the 37-year-old.

    United announced on Thursday that Ronaldo would be out of Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea, with media even speculating that he refused to come on as a substitute against Spurs.

    Ronaldo reacted to the incident on his official Instagram account, stating that his attitude had not changed.

    “As always throughout my career, I try to live and play with respect for my colleagues, opponents and coaches,” wrote Ronaldo. “That hasn’t changed. I haven’t changed.

    “I am the same person and the same professional as I have been for the last 20 years playing elite football and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making process.

    “I started very young, the example of the older and most experienced players has always been very important to me. Therefore, in the future, I always tried to set an example for the youth who grew up in all the teams that I represented.

    “Unfortunately, this is not always possible, and sometimes rashly gets the better of us.

    “Now I just feel like I have to keep working hard at Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for anything in any game.

    “Giving in to pressure is not an option. It never happened. This is Manchester United and we must stand together. We’ll be together again soon.”

    Ronaldo has only started two of United’s 10 Premier League matches this season, scoring just one goal in the competition after falling behind Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in the pecking order.

    The Portugal captain reportedly asked to leave United after they failed to finish in the top four last season, but several fans, including Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich, are rumored to have ruled out signing him .

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