Man Utd’s own social media team share footage of Cristiano Ronaldo being booed

Cristiano Ronaldo was booed by a number of Manchester United fans on his (not so) triumphant return to Old Trafford ahead of their Premier League opener against Brighton on Sunday.

The 37-year-old was left on the bench by manager Erik ten Hag having spent the summer pushing for a move away, and a section of supporters gave him a frosty reception when he first appeared.

Video footage – uploaded to social media by the club embarrassingly enough – shows fans going wild for the team as they emerge from the tunnel for the warm up, though the cheers turn to boos once Ronaldo steps onto the pitch.

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On social media, fans were split over the crowd's response.

"When Ronaldo comes out onto the pitch you can hear him getting booed. Disgusting," one person tweeted, while another posted: "Put some respect on Ronaldo's name. Club legend. How can people boo him? They aren't real fans."

Some however saw things a little differently, with one claiming: "He deserves to be booed." Another said: "Ronaldo booed by Manchester United fans at Old Trafford! I'm so proud right now of our fans, nobody is bigger than the club."

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Ronaldo's attempts to quit United have completely overshadowed Ten Hag's first pre-season in charge. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner handed in a transfer request back in June, telling the club he wanted to spend the remaining years of his career playing in the Champions League.

Despite the fact that Champions League clubs don't appear particularly interested in him, Ronaldo reiterated his desire to leave during showdown talks with the club last month.

He missed United's pre-season trips to Thailand and Australia, and although he returned for their final warm up match against Rayo Vallecano, he caused a stir by leaving the stadium early after getting substituted at half time – behaviour Ten Hag later called 'unacceptable'.


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