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Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Man United training less than 24 hours after being benched in derby thrashing

Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Man United training less than 24 hours after being benched in derby thrashing

Cristiano Ronaldo cut a glum figure as he arrived at the club’s Carrington training base on Monday morning – less than 24 hours after being benched for Manchester United’s 6-3 drubbing at the hands of arch-rivals Man City.

United were thrashed by Pep Guardiola side at the Etihad on Sunday, with Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both grabbing hat-tricks in the emphatic win that has left Erik ten Hag and his players red-faced.

Ronaldo had to watch the mauling from the sidelines – leaving more questions to be asked about his future at the club – as Ten Hag instead opted to send on Anthony Martial.

A stern-faced Ronaldo pulled up for training alongside his deflated-looking team-mates, with summer signing Antony one of the only players to give photographers the thumbs up when arriving at Carrington.

The decision to leave Ronaldo on the bench saw Roy Keane accuse Ten Hag of ‘disrespecting’ the Portuguese star, with the Irishman insisting his former club should have let the 37-year-old superstar leave in the summer.

After the match, Ten Hag told reporters that Ronaldo remained unused ‘out of respect for his big career’ but chose not to elaborate further.

The Dutchman added: ‘The other thing was the advantage I could bring Martial, he needs the minutes but I don’t want to point it out like that.’

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