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France legend Frank Leboeuf has claimed Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag dropped Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo for the good of Manchester United.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo was axed from United’s squad after he refused to come on during last week’s Premier League win over Tottenham and left the stadium early.
Leboeuf told FairBettingSites: “Ten Hag did well with Ronaldo, he was patient when they had the friendly against Villarreal but Ronaldo’s actions were completely disrespectful towards the club, the fans and the team-mates.
“It’s also unprofessional and for it to happen again against Tottenham, I think you cannot do that, and he knows exactly what he was doing and wanted to show to the world that he was unhappy.
“You see him shaking his head and acting up, but Ten Hag hasn’t dropped him from the squad to humiliate him, he’s done it for the good of Manchester United.
“I always think about the guy who comes in to replace him, and it shows that Ronaldo doesn’t have any respect for him because it basically says, ‘I think I’m better than you’. Ronaldo had to be punished.”