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‘You’ve Completely Disrespected Ronaldo’ –Saha Slams Ten Hag

Manchester United’s former striker, Louis Saha has expressed disappointment with the way Erik Ten Hag has disrespected Cristiano Ronaldo.

Recall that Ronaldo led the line for the Red Devils at Old Trafford and after seeing two efforts ruled out, the Portuguese was replaced by Marcus Rashford with 18 minutes left on the clock against Newcastle United.

In an interview with Boyle Sports, Saha said that the former Real Madrid star has not declined in any way, adding there is ‘no indication’ he is slowing down.

“Ronaldo has been disrespected,’’ Saha told Boyle Sports.

“I have not fully agreed with the management of Ten Hag.

“I can understand why Ronaldo was upset after the Newcastle game because he trusts himself to score, lately, he has not been as lucky and efficient, it happens, and people need to realise he is not a robot.

“When people are tired, Ronaldo is a killer, there is no one better than him when you are under pressure to score important goals, he did it last year and there is no reason for him not to continue that this season.

“I have not seen any indication physically that shows he’s slowing down.”

Style of play

A versatile attacker, Ronaldo is capable of playing on either wing as well as through the centre of the pitch, and, while ostensibly right-footed, is very strong with both feet. Tactically, Ronaldo has undergone several evolutions throughout his career. While at Sporting and during his first season at Manchester United, he was typically deployed as a traditional winger on the right side of midfield, where he regularly looked to deliver crosses into the penalty area. In this position, he was able to use his pace and acceleration, agility and technical skills to take on opponents in one-on-one situations. Ronaldo became noted for his dribbling and flair, often displaying an array of tricks and feints, such as the step overs and so-called ‘chops’ that became his trademark; he has also been known to use the flip–flap.