Micah Richards saw the funny side of Gary Neville being blanked by Cristiano Ronaldo live before Manchester United’s game against West Ham.
Gary Neville became the second Sky Sports pundit to be ignored by Cristiano Ronaldo as he prepared for just his third start in the Premier League this season.
While he shook hands with his former teammate Louis Saha and Jamie Redknapp, Ronaldo ignored another one of his teammates in Gary Neville, and jogged back on to the pitch.
Unfortunately for Ronaldo, all the headlines he has made this season have been for the wrong reasons, as his outburst from the substitutes' bench against Spurs the latest controversy this season.
Erik Ten Hag has decided to put Manchester United before Ronaldo, and this means for the first time in his career, the team is no longer based on his strengths.
While this has caused strong debate among pundits, Gary Neville has taken Ten Hag’s side on the issue, claiming it shows his authority implemented in the dressing room.
“I honestly thought it was going to be a nightmare for him this first season. How he recovered so quickly from that before Liverpool, handling the Maguire situation, handling the Ronaldo situation.
I think he has established authority and control which you have to have at this club, and the fans are definitely with him.”
One pundit who saw the lighter side of this is Micah Richards, who was quite amused by the Neville being ignored by Ronaldo.
— Micah Richards (@MicahRichards) October 31, 2022
Standing in a lift with Roy Keane, Neville was originally laughing off yesterday’s incident, with Keane, who has backed Ronaldo no matter what, smiling through the video.
However, Neville then claimed Ronaldo is now acting like someone that isn’t his former teammate. Should Ronaldo’s antics keep going in this direction, his legacy and reputation among his former teammates may continue in this direction.