Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo heads straight down tunnel after Man Utd's draw at Chelsea having been left on bench

Posted Monday, November 29, 2021 by

CRISTIANO RONALDO stormed down the tunnel after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Ronaldo was named on United's bench by caretaker boss Michael Carrick for the second time this season after October's match with Everton, which also ended 1-1.

Frustrated Cristiano Ronaldo heads straight down tunnel after Man Utd's draw at Chelsea having been left on bench
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel at full-timeCredit: Sky Sports

Just like at Old Trafford last month, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner was in no mood for handshakes or applause to the fans as he immediately walked away from the pitch.

Multiple journalists inside Stamford Bridge spotted the star walking straight down the tunnel after the final whistle, which saw the Red Devils picking up a point against Chelsea.

Carrick, who is temporarily stepping in for former United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, claimed he decided to drop Ronaldo in order to "change things up a bit".

He added that he had a discussion with his former team-mate before the match and he was "great" about it.

Carrick told Sky Sports before the match: "A few tweaks and changes from the other night, to change things up a bit.

"Cristiano is probably our standout name, but it's just game plan, ideas. I had a good chat with Cristiano actually, he was great, and we've decided to go like that today. Really looking forward to the game.

"It's a decision just to pick a team, to be honest. I don't think it needs more drama than that.

"Everyone is fine, all the boys who have come out of the team have been terrific around the place, Cristiano included, fantastic with the boys, supporting them 100 per cent and ready to come on if and when needed.

"We're happy with the team we've picked, for sure. We've come here to try and win the game, like we do every single game."

And Ronaldo's return to Manchester United was the subject of huge debate in the Sky Sports studio after the match, as Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher were involved in a blazing row.

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