‘I’d probably like to get him round the THROAT’: Dion Dublin smokes Cristiano Ronaldo for running off full-time in United’s 2-0 win over Spurs… as fellow Amazon pundit Tim Sherwood says that he’s ‘pretty ANGRY about it’ too
- Dion Dublin has claimed he would like Cristiano Ronaldo by the throat
- Ronaldo stormed through the tunnel for United’s full-scale victory over Spurs
- Dublin said Ronaldo’s actions at Old Trafford were ‘out of order’ yesterday
- Tim Sherwood echoed Dublin’s views and said he was angry at the actions
Dion Dublin has claimed he would like to get Cristiano Ronaldo by the throat if he were Manchester United manager, after the attacker stormed through the tunnel for the full time of the Red Devils 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
Ronaldo, who was an unused substitute in the game, left his position on the bench early and Sports post understands that he may have even left the stadium for full time.
On Amazon Prime Video, former United frontman Dublin said he has great respect for Ronaldo but that his actions were “out of order”.
Cristiano Ronaldo stormed through the tunnel after being an unused substitute tonight
Dion Diblin said he probably wants to get Ronaldo by the throat after the events
“I’d probably like to get him by the throat and say, ‘What are you doing?’ he said.
“It’s out of order. I love Ronaldo, I have a lot of respect for him. I think he should get more minutes and think he can make more of a difference than most. However, the game still continues, your teammates are still playing.
“It basically says, ‘I don’t really care’. In front of me in the locker room it says ‘I’m free’ and ‘I don’t really care about my teammate”. I know he does and I know he’s passionate about playing for Manchester United, but tonight I think he’s hugely wrong.
“Myself and Tim (Sherwood) are very old fashioned about this. We have very strong values about togetherness and how we deal with it in the locker room would be very different from how they deal with it now, but I don’t like a lack of respect for your teammates.”
Tim Sherwood supported Dublin’s views and said he was angry about Ronaldo’s decision to leave
Tim Sherwood also worked as an expert on the match, expressing his anger at the 37-year-old.
He said, “I find it quite shocking. (Erik) Ten Hag has made all his changes and Ronaldo has just gone through the tunnel.
“It’s a public expression of disagreement against the manager. It doesn’t look good in my opinion. I’m pretty angry about it. I love Ronaldo, but I think there are ways to go about it.
“He (Ten Hag) was talking in the Manchester derby about not putting him on the pitch because he wanted to show him respect, and I feel like Ronaldo showed him a disrespect because of the tunnel to walk.’
Ronaldo was completely shut out when United put in an impressive performance to beat Spurs
Erik Ten Hag said he is ‘not paying attention today’ and that he will deal with the problem tomorrow
United boss Erik Ten Hag has meanwhile said he will deal with the attacker.
He didn’t answer when asked if Ronaldo had been allowed to leave, but said: “I’ve seen him, but I haven’t spoken to him. I’ll work on that tomorrow, not today. We celebrate this victory.
‘I’m not paying attention today. I’ll deal with it tomorrow. I want to keep the focus on the team and a great performance from all 11 players and the substitutes. It was a team performance.’