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‘Fuming’ – How Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to being substituted against Brentford

‘Fuming’ – How Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to being substituted against Brentford

Man United on course for comfortable win

Despite a series of early scares at the Community Stadium in Brentford, Manchester United look on course to run out comfortable winners after a much-improved second-half.

David De Gea came to their rescue several times in the first 45 minutes, keeping the Red Devils in a game that they should probably have been well behind in.

However, Ralf Rangnick’s side were much better in the second-half, and look primed to put a tired-looking Brentford to the sword thanks to goals from academy graduates Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

However, there was one bizarre talking point that stood out, in the form of a substitution.

Ronaldo subbed

The incident came as Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in the second-half, following a largely anonymous performance against the Bees.

Making his first start since a knee injury, the Portuguese striker was taken off after 71 minutes, with central defender Harry Maguire coming on in his stead.

And, safe to say, he was not happy.

Even minutes later, the Portuguese was still absolutely fuming on the substitutes bench, as his side pushed for another goal.

Some Manchester United fans chose to take the positives, suggesting that his outburst proves that the veteran still cares about the club.

Rangnick’s call, in the end, paid off, as he appeared to tell Ronaldo moments after Rashford netted the visitors’ third.

Was Ronaldo right to be annoyed?

Read more:

“Putting the club on his back” Manchester United fans single out one man for praise in first half against Brentford

Why Edinson Cavani and Jadon Sancho are out of the Manchester United squad for Brentford clash


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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