Manchester United legend Gary Neville criticised Cristiano Ronaldo for storming off down the tunnel again and also laid into ‘whinging’ Bruno Fernandes.
The Premier League side drew 1-1 at Newcastle with Edinson Cavani rescuing a point for Ralf Rangnick’s side.
At full-time, Ronaldo walked straight down the tunnel without acknowledging the fans who had made the trip to St James’ Park.
Neville told Sky Sports: ”It’s annoyed me for about two months.
“The best players in your team, it’s devastating when they’re showing that look and body language to the younger ones. They have to help them.
“They have to be the father, the grandparent in the team.
“I made massive mistakes at Man United but I had great senior players who would have a go at me but also put their arm around me I think there’s something wrong.
“You can’t run off at the end of a game. Bruno is whinging all the time; he’s been sensational for Man United.
“The two centre-backs were poor at the back, Maguire is having a nightmare season.
“You’ve got to be there when your teammates need you in those moments.
“At the end of the day, I love that lad [Ronaldo], he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life at times, but don’t run off like that. I’m not having that.”
Rangnick was brought in as interim manager until the end of the season and it was the first time his team had played in more than two weeks due to COVID cancellations.
But the performance was one that worried Neville.
He added: “I didn’t like the performance at all.
“Today we didn’t control the game apart from a few moments. It’s all about energy, physicality and who wins the second balls.
“In all those areas we weren’t at our best. The good thing is we got a point but the performance needs to be better.
“You have to be ready and able to win those direct duels and this was not that often the case. When we were in possession we had too many giveaways and even with the goal, that doesn’t make things easy.
“Today was not a question of body language, it was a question of body physicality.
“If you want to be competitive here you have to get physical and this was not the case in many parts of the game.”
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