Arturo Vidal savages Erik ten Hag for ditching Cristiano Ronaldo

Arturo Vidal savages Erik ten Hag for ‘coming in badly’ at Man United by dropping Cristiano Ronaldo and ‘leaving a mess’ – as he claims ‘the bald guys are very complicated’

  • Chilean Arturo Vidal hits out at Erik ten Hag for getting rid of Cristiano Ronaldo 
  • The midfielder accuses all bald managers as being complicated on his stream 
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Chilean star Arturo Vidal has called-out Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag’s decision to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo and accused bald managers of being ‘complicated’. 

Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Saudi Arabia in January, after falling out of favour under new United boss Ten Hag, and moved to Al-Nassr. 

The Portuguese had been top scorer in the season before Ten Hag’s arrival, but was seen surplus to requirements under the Dutchman and offloaded Ronaldo just months into his tenure. 

A decision that Chilean midfielder Vidal believes was a wrong one, and slammed Ten Hag during an outburst on one of his streams. 

The midfielder, currently playing his football in Brazil with Athletico Paranaense, was asked about Ronaldo’s situation and defended his United departed, while also taking a shot at bald managers – who he described as complicated. 

Arturo Vidal has hit out at Erik ten Hag for removing Cristiano Ronaldo from Man Utd 

Vial also accused bald men like Ten Hag of being complicated during a chat on his his stream

Ronaldo struggled for game time under Ten Hag and was often used as a sub by the Dutchman

‘That coach came in badly.’ Vidal said referring to Ten Hag’s arrival in Manchester. 

‘How are you going to take out Cristiano Ronaldo? That’s how these guys are. He was the scorer and he takes him out. The bald guys are very complicated.’ 

Vidal’s accusation towards bald managers stems from his time under coach Jorge Sampaoli, who managed the midfielder at Flamengo last season.

The 36-year-old won the Copa Libertadores and Brazilian Cup in his season with the club, but played just 21 matches and was often overlooked by Argentine coach Sampaoli. 

On making his debut for Athletico Paranaense, Vidal hit out at Sampaoli calling him a ‘loser’ and accused of him of not appreciating his players. 

Ronaldo left United for Al-Nassr, becoming the first big name to move to the Saudi Pro League 

Vidal had a similar falling out to Ronaldo with Jorge Sampaoli during his time at Flamengo 

An opinion Vidal now seems to be applying to Ten Hag and his treatment of Ronaldo upon his appointment as manager at United. 

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford on a free transfer from Juventus in 2021 and scored 24 goals in 38 games during his first season back in Manchester, earning a place in the PFA Team of the Season. 

However, after the appointment of Ten Hag, the Portuguese icon struggled for regular game time as the Dutch coach looked to put his own stamp on a team that were struggling for identity. 

The lack of game time led to Ronaldo’s departure to the middle-east, where he become the catalyst for the Saudi Pro League’s assault on recruiting big-name European players. 

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