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Dion Dublin fumes at Cristiano Ronaldo for storming off down the tunnel before full-time

‘I’d probably want to get him round the THROAT’: Dion Dublin fumes at Cristiano Ronaldo for storming off before full-time in United’s 2-0 win over Spurs… as fellow Amazon pundit Tim Sherwood says he’s ‘quite ANGRY about it’ too

  • Dion Dublin has claimed he would want to get Cristiano Ronaldo by the throat
  • Ronaldo stormed off down the tunnel before full time of United’s win over Spurs
  • Dublin said Ronaldo’s actions at Old Trafford yesterday were ‘out of order’ 
  • Tim Sherwood echoed Dublin’s views, saying he was angered by the actions 

Dion Dublin has claimed he would want to get Cristiano Ronaldo round the throat if he was Manchester United manager after the forward stormed down the tunnel before full time of the Red Devils’ 2-0 win over Tottenham yesterday.

Ronaldo, who was an unused substitute in the game, left his position on the bench early, and Sportsmail understands he may have even left the stadium before full time.

Speaking on Amazon Prime Video, former United front man Dublin said he has a lot of respect for Ronaldo, but that his actions were ‘out of order’.

Cristiano Ronaldo stormed down the tunnel after being an unused substitute this evening

Dion Diblin said he's probably want to get Ronaldo round the throat after the events

Dion Diblin said he’s probably want to get Ronaldo round the throat after the events

‘I’d probably want to get him around the throat and say “what are you doing?” he said.

‘It’s out of order. I love Ronaldo, I’ve got a lot of respect for him. I think he should be getting more minutes and think he can make a difference more than most. However, the game’s still going on, your team-mates are still playing. 

‘It basically says “I don’t really care”. For me in the dressing room it says “I’m off” and “I don’t really care about my team-mate”‘. I know he does and I know he’s passionate for playing for Man United, but tonight I think he’s massively in the wrong.

‘Myself and Tim (Sherwood) are very old school about this. We have very strong values about togetherness and how we would deal with it in the dressing room would be very different to how they deal with it now, however, I don’t like a lack of respect for your team-mates.’

Tim Sherwood backed Dublins views, saying he was angered by Ronaldo's decision to leave

Tim Sherwood backed Dublins views, saying he was angered by Ronaldo’s decision to leave

Tim Sherwood was also working on the match as a pundit, and expressed his anger towards the 37-year-old.

He said: ‘I think it’s quite shocking. (Erik) Ten Hag made all his changes and Ronaldo has just gone down the tunnel. 

‘It’s a public show of dissent against the manager. It’s not a good look, in my opinion. I’m quite angry about it. I love Ronaldo but I think there are ways you go about it. 

‘He (Ten Hag) talked about in the Manchester derby about not putting him on the pitch because he wanted to show him respect, and I feel Ronaldo’s shown him a lack of disrespect by walking down the tunnel.’

Ronaldo was left out completely as United put in an impressive performance to beat Spurs

Ronaldo was left out completely as United put in an impressive performance to beat Spurs

Erik Ten Hag said he 'doesn't pay attention today' and that he will deal with the issue tomorrow

Erik Ten Hag said he ‘doesn’t pay attention today’ and that he will deal with the issue tomorrow

United boss Erik Ten Hag, meanwhile, has said he will deal with the forward.

He didn’t give an answer when he was asked if Ronaldo had been given permission to leave, but said: ‘I have seen him, but I didn’t speak to him. I will deal with that tomorrow, not today. We are celebrating this victory.

‘I don’t pay attention today. I will deal with it tomorrow. I want to keep the focus on the team and a magnificent performance from all 11 players and the subs who came on. It was a squad performance.’

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