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Roy Keane Slams Manchester United Treatment Of Ronaldo

Roy Keane Slams Manchester United Treatment Of Ronaldo
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Roy Keane has slammed Manchester Unitedโ€™s treatment of Cristiano Ronaldo, with the Portuguese star an unused substitute in the 6-3 defeat to Manchester City.

Despite being doubtful coming into the game, Marcus Rashford was brought to start the match, with Anthony Martial, who has also had injury issues, scoring two goals from the bench.

It has been a frustrating season for the five-time Ballon Dโ€™or winner, who has only started one Premier League game this season, the 4-0 defeat to Brentford.

READ HERE: Erik Ten Hag Shockingly Admits He Didn't Use Ronaldo 'Out Of Respect'

The 37-year-old was subject to speculation about his future, with Ronaldo linked to a number of clubs that are playing in the Champions League this season.

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During Eric Ten Hagโ€™s time at Manchester United so far itโ€™s clear he wants strikers who are quick and press high up the pitch. At the age of 37, that is not going to be one of Ronaldoโ€™s strengths.

Having scored over 800 goals in his career and won five Champions League titles, thereโ€™s no doubt he will go down as one of the greatest players of all time. However, as of right now, he does not fit into Ten Hagโ€™s system.

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Speaking on Sky Sports after todayโ€™s game, Roy Keane heavily criticised Man United for their treatment of Ronaldo, claiming they should have sold him during the summer.

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โ€œYou donโ€™t hold on to Ronaldo to sit on the bench. Heโ€™s one of the greatest players ever.

"He had options, this idea that he had no options is rubbish. He did have options, four or five very good options to keep him.

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"Generally speaking in the bigger picture, heโ€™s not going to play Ronaldo, we know that, heโ€™s played him in one or two European games.

"Itโ€™s just going to get uglier as the season goes on. If heโ€™s sitting on the bench for Man United week in week out, itโ€™s not good.โ€

SEE ALSO: Roy Keane Says City Defeat Is "Huge Setback" For Manchester United

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