Manchester United may have picked up the all important three points at the Britannia Stadium against Stoke, but the Red Devil’s performance was far from vintage with Ronaldo a peripheral figure for United.
In fairness to Ronaldo, he was subjected to a series of tough tackles and fouls that lead to the dismissal of Andy Wilkinson, but before Stoke’s number 28 saw red he was himself the victim of a petulant kick-out from the Portuguese forward.
After winning a clean tackle on Ronaldo, the number 7 clearly kicked-out on Andy Wilkinson, throwing down his right leg on the defender’s foot.
Fortunately for Ronaldo the ref missed the incident and no action was taken.
See Ronaldo’s kick-out here.