Manchester United leave fans baffled by posting video of Cristiano Ronaldo being loudly booed by supporters at Old Trafford ahead of opening defeat to Brighton
- Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench before facing Brighton
- The 37-year-old was booed by Manchester United fans ahead of the game
- A video was posted by the club’s official account, leaving fans baffled
Manchester United fans have been left confused after the club released a video of Cristiano Ronaldo being booed loudly ahead of their loss to Brighton on Sunday.
Erik ten Hag’s reign at Old Trafford began in defeat as Pascal Gross scored a first-half brace for the Seagulls before Alexis Mac Allister netted an own goal.
Ronaldo was included in the squad but not in the starting XI to face Graham Potter’s side and he came off the bench to replace Fred after 53 minutes.
Cristiano Ronaldo was loudly booed by fans ahead of the game against Brighton
Before kick-off, United fans made their feelings known during a protest against the Glazer family.
They then loudly booed Ronaldo as he came out to warm up. A video was posted on the club’s official Twitter account, leaving fans baffled.
One fan posted: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo just got booed by the Stretford End. You like to see it.
A second fan simply said, “they posted the boos”, while another wrote, “Damn they booed it”.
A fourth fan was aggrieved by the decision to boo Ronaldo. He said: “Boo a player who wants to leave because of lack of ambition but don’t boo the players who have us on this 5 year trophy drought…
“This fanbase and the glaziers are aligned in their philosophy.”
Ronaldo has openly declared his desire to leave the club this summer for Champions League football after United’s poor season left them in the Europa League.
There was a mass protest ahead of Manchester United’s season opener against Brighton
Erik ten Hag implored Cristiano Ronaldo to ‘do more to get fit’ after missing most of pre-season
Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have all refused to sign him and could now stay at the club.
After the match, Ten Hag urged the 37-year-old to “do more” to get back into shape.
The Dutchman told Sky Sports: “It takes time, you can’t force it. It’s a week in training.
“He needs to do more to get fit. This match will help him and he will be better next week.