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Cristiano Ronaldo got snubbed from the Manchester United squad scheduled to face Chelsea on Saturday, as a punishment for refusing to come on from the bench against Tottenham.
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We take a look at five occasions when Ronaldo found himself at loggerheads with his club's manager.
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Ronaldo vs Sir Alex Ferguson When Sir Alex Ferguson subbed him off during Manchester Derby, Ronaldo showed his frustration by hurling his tracksuit top to the ground. His antics caused a widespread furore, and he had to apologise in the press conference. He left for Real Madrid at the end of the season.
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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Jose Mourinho Things got heated at half-time in Real Madrid dressing room when Jose Mourinho slammed Ronaldo for not making a run. The teammates had to intervene, and Modric later wrote in his book that Ronaldo almost cried that night.
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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Maurizio Sarri Maurizio Sarri lasted only one season at Juve, during which he had to accommodate CR7 in his system. Ronaldo didn't want to adjust his game to Sarri's requirements and used to overlook his suggestions. Sarri later described him as the "hardest person" to manage.
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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Andrea Pirlo Andrea Pirlo, the successor to Maurizio Sarri, publicly questioned Ronaldo's defensive role in 2021, benched him for the game against Bologna, and also withdrew him when he was on the verge of a hat-trick. “There is no contract clause that says he can't be subbed off," Pirlo said.
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Cristiano Ronaldo vs Fernando Santos After Portugal couldn't earn automatic qualification for this year's World Cup in 2021, Cristiano Ronaldo was seen shouting at his manager Fernandos Santos. Ronaldo doesn't share a cordial relationship with Santos.
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