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Cristiano Ronaldo told he owes Elanga apology after Man Utd strop ruined his day


Cristiano Ronaldo owes Anthony Elanga a big apology.

What he did against Brentford spoiled the youngster's big day - and it was so childish.

The poor kid. He starts his first Premier League game of the season, scores for Manchester United.

And then Ronaldo gets substituted, strops off and has a hissy fit. As soon as it happened as I said to my mate: 'You watch, you won't even know the kid has scored now.'

It was unbelievable for someone who's been around the game that long to do that and take the headlines away from Elanga.

Cristiano Ronaldo threw a strop as he was substituted against Brentford

Ronaldo was lucky he stayed on as long as he did! Oh my god if it was anybody else they would have been hooked well before then.

It's not happening for him. I went to the game with my boy, to show him Ronaldo. One of the greatest players of all time.

He's a SHADOW of that player. An absolute shadow.

In the first half the ball gets put through and it's him and the defender, and he never once looked like getting it.

Four years ago, that's a goal, he's away and they don't catch him. Not any more. He was flicking balls around but it wasn't happening for him at all.

It's not a nice watch to see one of the all-time greats looking like a run of the mill player.

A few years ago no-one else on that pitch would have been able to get near him.

He was getting hat-tricks against those kind of teams without breaking sweat.

That's why it was so bad what he did. He should apologise. One hundred per cent. He should know better.

He's sitting there going: 'Why me? Why me?' but who else was the manager going to take off?

Tell me one thing he did well? He was involved in one of the goals. I'll give him that. But over his whole time on the pitch, it was so poor.

This is Manchester United. When are they going to start looking to the future? He's in the way now, Ronaldo.

They're not moving forward. And it's a problem. He needs to leave in the summer - for his own good and United's.

They played Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani up front the other week. There is no future in that is there?

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Ronaldo's antics threatened to outshine youngster Anthony Elanga's brilliant performance (Image: Getty Images)

I really thought the young players there would learn from him, that they'd watch him play and get better.

But they just look petrified. They look absolutely petrified. Something's got to change at United.

You can't have a 36-year-old and a 34-year-old playing up front for United. How are they going to catch up to Manchester City doing that?

So what's the point? Are you just selling shirts and milking the fans? You're not winning the league . You're just drifting.

The fans were absolutely unbelievable at Brentford. I don't think they ever stopped singing. But their team got absolutely rinsed in the first half. Absolutely shredded.

Brentford should have been out of sight. Winning the game just covers over the cracks. They're just drifting along with no direction and no plan.

I can't believe what I'm seeing from the outside. It frustrates me so much because those fans were still singing like they'd won the league. They deserve better.

TUCHEL'S ON THIN ICE

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea have hit a slump in form (Image: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel has no chance of staying at Chelsea if they don't finish in the top four.

But they will. They're having a blip but he's not under serious pressure. He won them the Champions League last year.

Chelsea win trophies, and they could still win a trophy this season even though the Premier League is gone.

But it's not good right now. This is a big game this weekend because Tottenham have four games in hand on them and could actually sneak ahead if they win them.

Tuchel says Chelsea are tired and he's right. They've played through everything. They've not had games called off like most other clubs.

People say they have a big squad but the players who had to come in aren't as good as the ones who start every week.

You need your best players. But they've got on with it while other teams have taken liberties, and I think it's just caught up with them.

They've missed the wing backs badly. But it's not a crisis is it? They are still big players in the Champions League and they're in the Carabao Cup final.

ROONEY IS THE MAN FOR EVERTON

Wayne Rooney has been linked with the Everton job after Rafa Benitez's sacking

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Everton should give the manager's job to Wayne Rooney.

Give him and Duncan Ferguson a chance. Why not? I'm fed up with all this talk about him being too inexperienced.

How do we know? He's pulling up trees at Derby. Rooney and Duncan gives them a chance. I would like to see that.

Going back to Roberto Martinez - I couldn't believe it when I heard they tried to do that. It didn't work before why would it work now?

The fans were going ballistic last time. They couldn't stand the football they were watching. Playing 60 passes and never looking like having a shot.

With Duncan and Wayne the fans would stick by them, they always played with their heart on their sleeves and they would bring that passion.

Those two would get the players playing with grit, determination and desire. That's all the fans ask for.

Everton might have gone down if Rafa Benitez had stayed. But I just can't see Wayne Rooney and Duncan Ferguson letting that happen.

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