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Ronaldo: Ralf Rangnick explains reason for second-half substitution in Manchester United's win at Brentford
20.01.2022 12:18 of TransferMarketWeb Press
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Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick has defended his decision to substitute Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese showed his disappointment at being hauled off during his side's 3-1 win at Brentford.
"I understand Cristiano is ambitious but maybe when he is a manager in the future, he will make the same decision after 75 minutes. I didn't expect him to hug me after being substituted. I know how goalscoring players think and I had to make this decision. I have no issues with Cristiano. He was coming back from injury and hadn't played for one-and-a-half weeks. We had the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial on the bench so why not use it? I would make the same decision again.