Stephen Dunmoye

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been punished for his unruly behaviour during Tottenham’s match as he was dropped for Manchester United’s trip to Chelsea on Saturday.

The move to drop Ronaldo is punishment for refusing to go on as a late substitute and for leaving early in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham.

Ronaldo was named among the substitutes against Spurs as United earned an impressive victory over Spurs.

Erik ten Hag’s decision not to bring Ronaldo on prompted a public display of frustration as the 37-year-old walked down the Old Trafford touchline and up the tunnel before the full-time whistle.

Ronaldo is now expected to train away from the first-team squad.

Speaking after the game, Ten Hag insisted he would “deal with” Ronaldo on Thursday, where it was confirmed he would not feature in Saturday’s trip to Stamford Bridge.

According to the club statement, “Cristiano will not be part of the Manchester United squad for this Saturday’s game against Chelsea. The rest of the squad is fully focused on preparing for that fixture.”