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09th Feb 2022

Man United fans left frustrated by Ronaldo’s full-time reaction vs Burnley

Callum Boyle

Ronaldo headed straight down the tunnel after the full-time whistle

Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United fans frustrated once again as he headed straight down the tunnel at the full-time whistle in their game against Burnley on Tuesday night.

United were held to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor after Paul Pogba’s first-half strike was cancelled out by Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser shortly after the break.

Ronaldo started the game as a substitute however he failed to make an impact during his 20-minute cameo appearance as Ralf Rangnick’s side dropped points yet again.

As the full-time whistle went, the 37-year-old was spotted heading straight down the tunnel as oppose to the rest of his teammates, who thanked the travelling support.

Ronaldo’s decision to head down the tunnel left a sour taste with many of the United fans who expressed their frustration on social media.

One user tweeted: “This man is a massive problem and the sooner he gone the better. It’s frustrating for us all not just him. It’s a team game. His face when Varane thought he scored optimised what’s wrong with having him around. Thank you for coming back but please leave.”

Another fan said: “The difference between an egocentric star and a team leader. At age 37 one would expect a certain level of maturity towards team, fans, opponents and refereeing team. Maybe too much time spend under Mourinho?”

One user said that showing appreciation to the away fans should be a priority, no matter the result. They said: “Don’t care who you are or what the result is you always clap the fans who have travelled. One of my footballing pet peeves.”

This isn’t the first time Ronaldo has been called out for heading down the tunnel with Gary Neville previously criticising him following a draw away to Newcastle United where he highlighted several other incidents.

“He’s run off again tonight,” Neville said on Sky Sports in December.

“He ran off at Watford, when everyone knew he [Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] was going to get sacked, and at Norwich.

“You’ve got to go and clap the fans at the end of the game, I don’t care how you’ve played. I don’t care what the result is, get over to them fans and clap them, walk off with your teammates.

“You have to do that, particularly when you’re the best player in the world, one of the greatest players of all time.”

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