Ten Hag has demoted Ronaldo to the reserves for the next three days and he will not be part of the squad to face Chelsea this weekend.
“Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United’s squad for this Saturday’s Premier League game against Chelsea,” the club said in a statement.
Ronaldo’s banishment may not come as a surprise after the Portuguese striker left the stadium during the game against Tottenham on Wednesday night.
Manchester United put on a show at Old Trafford, defeating Antonio Conte’s side in a one-sided Premier League encounter.
Two second-half goals from Fred and Bruno Fernandes gave the Red Devils a deserved and resounding victory.
However, Ronaldo stole the headlines after walking through the tunnel in the 89th minute of the match. After the match, Ten Hag promised to handle the situation today and the Dutchman has kept his word.
How Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute
According to Athletic, contrary to popular belief that Ten Hag ignored Ronaldo against Spurs, it was the 37-year-old who refused to come on as a substitute.
“Now it has transpired that he refused to enter as a substitute and therefore he will have to train alone,” Athletic pointed out.
With United’s statement, Ronaldo will miss the crucial clash between United and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Also training away from the first team as United manager, Ten Hag takes a strong position to instill discipline in his team.
The incident against Tottenham was the second time that Ronaldo had walked through the tunnel with his teammates still struggling in a game.
Ronaldo walked through the tunnel during the final pre-season game against La Liga side Rayo Vallecano after being substituted at half time.
It was behavior that Ten Hag’s manager condemned as not “acceptable” at the club.
Following victory against Spurs on Wednesday, United travel to London to take on Chelsea with just one point separating the two teams in the table.