Manchester United's Head Coach, Erik Ten Haag has responded to Media Speculations surrounding the Future of the Club's Striker, Cristiano Ronaldo especially after the halftime incident in United's friendly game against Rayo Vallecano last week.

It could be recalled that Cristiano Ronaldo had his First taste of football this season in United's 1-1 Home Draw against Rayo Vallecano where he Featured for 45 minutes after staying Away from the team for personal reasons for some time and not being part of Their Pre-season Tour. 

Ronaldo's Return was welcomed with Mixed Reactions and Criticisms following the Player's departure From the stadium at halftime time after being substituted. Cristiano Ronaldo alongside some other players Left old Trafford at Halftime during the game against Rayo Vallecano but the Portuguese Legend has been in the Center Circle of all Media and fans Criticisms.

Erik Ten Haag reacted after the game and voiced out his utmost Displeasure on all those who Left.

"I certainly don’t condone this. This is not acceptable." He said

" For everyone. I told them that it was unacceptable. We are a team, a squad, and you should stay until the end."

Ahead of United's Opening 2022/2023 EPL against Brighton and Hove Albions on Sunday, Erik Ten Haag has reemphasized on the Stadium's incident and has Come out in defense of Cristiano Ronaldo Who has been singled out amongst other Players for Criticisms.

"Now I have to point [out],” Ten Hag began, there were many players who left, but the spotlight is on Cristiano and that's not right. He Said as reported on Manchester United Official Website

“That is what I said is not correct. So I think, do your research and [report] that many players left."

“He was part of it but, again, it was a lot of players.”

“How do I feel about starting the season with Ronaldo? I'm really happy,” said Ten Hag.

“I had told you before: we planned with him for the season. We have a top striker and I'm really happy he's here, he's in the squad and we stick to the plan.”

While speaking On Injured Anthony Martial's Replacement, Erik Ten Haag didn't give a definite response on a possible replacement.

“We will see on Sunday,” said the manager, when asked about who will replace the injured Martial.