Cristiano Ronaldo ‘refused to acknowledge Man United fans’ after Brentford thrashing

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Dismissed: Cristiano Ronaldo went down the tunnel  (AP)
Dismissed: Cristiano Ronaldo went down the tunnel (AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo refused to acknowledge the travelling Manchester United fans after Saturday's humiliating 4-0 loss at Brentford.

United hit a remarkable - for all the wrong reasons - new low in west London as goals from Josh Dasilva, Mathias Jensen, Ben Mee and Bryan Mbeumo saw the Bees four goals to the good at half-time.

It got no better after the break for United and manager Erik ten Hag, who has now lost both his opening two fixtures in charge after last week's home defeat to Brighton.

Ronaldo returned to the starting line-up after being left out at Old Trafford a week ago, amid a public desire to leave the club just a year after completing a sensational return.

According to Manchester Evening News' Samuel Luckhurst, United assistant coach Steve McClaren urged Ronaldo at full-time to head over to the travellings fans but, after an exchange of words, opted to instead head to the dressing room.

Some players did go over, but were largely booed. Captain Harry Maguire did acknowledge the fans though without making too much effort to approach before following Ronaldo down the tunnel.