Man United manager Ten Hag says that Ronaldo refused to come as a sub.
I've tried to be a role model for the young players on all the teams I've been a part of, he said on Instagram on Thursday. "Sometimes the emotions of the moment get the better of us, and we can't help but act hastily.
When asked about his exclusion, Ronaldo replied, "Right now, I believe I have to keep training hard in Carrington, support my teammates, and be ready for anything in each game."
There had to be "consequences" for Cristiano Ronaldo's behavior. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag said on Friday after his team's win against Tottenham that Ronaldo had refused to come on as a substitute.
The Portuguese superstar, who is 37 years old, was substituted off early after an excellent 2-0 victory over Spurs at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Before the final whistle, Ronaldo made a quick exit from Old Trafford through the tunnel.
After his temper outburst, United stated on Thursday that the attacker would not be traveling to play Chelsea on Saturday.
Ten Hag answered, "Yes," when asked at his pregame news conference if Ronaldo had declined to substitute against Spurs.
When asked about it, Ten Hag said: "Christian and I will keep our talk. Clearly, the (club) message is articulated."
However, in his first year at Old Trafford, the Dutch manager has stated that Ronaldo "remains a vital element of the group."
During a preseason friendly against Rayo Vallecano in July, the striker was among the players who departed Old Trafford early, prompting Ten Hag to emphasize the significance of players staying to support their teammates.
On Friday, when asked how he manages the stress, the Dutchman responded: "How we fared. I have the position of manager. Here, I am in charge of the elite sports culture and must establish and enforce norms and principles.
Since we are a team, we have common goals and values that I must oversee as the leader. After what occurred with Rayo Vallecano, I tried to tell you that doing so would lead to disastrous consequences. The statement is universally true.
"Repeat offenders will face repercussions. Yes, that's exactly what we did. In the morning, we will all feel his absence. We did not anticipate that. Unfortunately, the team failed.
"To my mind, it is crucial for the collective spirit and mindset. For the time being, we must prioritize Chelsea."
The urgency of the moment
When asked about his exclusion from the team, Ronaldo blamed a moment of anger for his poor decision.
On Thursday, he said on Instagram, "I've always tried to set the example myself for the youth that blossomed in all the teams I've represented." "However, that isn't always feasible, and emotions might run high in the heat of the moment.
"For the time being, all I can do is keep putting in the time and effort at Carrington, cheer on my teammates, and be prepared for anything.
"Receding to the pressure is not a viable choice. Nothing ever happened. We are Manchester United and must always keep our strength in numbers. We'll be back together in no time."
In his first season back at Old Trafford, the former Real Madrid and Juventus great scored 24 goals in all competitions.
But after United failed to make the Champions League, he attempted to negotiate a transfer away from Old Trafford but was unsuccessful.
While he has won the Champions League five times with Real and United, Ronaldo has only started two Premier League games this season and has scored once.
In addition to missing United's preseason vacation to Australia and Thailand for "family reasons," the attacker reacted poorly when Ten Hag removed him in last week's draw against Newcastle.