Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes
Cristiano Ronaldo Named Best FIFA Men's Player After Stellar 2017 Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Former football player Gary Neville attacked Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for their actions during and after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Newcastle Monday. Neville commented on Ronaldo for "running off" down the tunnel post-match.

Neville said on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, "We talk about body language. We talked about it early in the season when Ronaldo ran off at the end of the Everton game. He's run off again tonight. He ran off at Watford when everyone knew the manager was going to get the sack. And at Norwich."

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was unable to score goals and was seen to experience difficulty of service, but Ronaldo ought to have reacted differently when the full-time whistle sounded, stated Neville.

He added, "There's [Bruno] Fernandes whinging, too. They're the two senior players. It's devastating for younger players when the two best players are looking at every other player like they're not good enough."

Ralf Rangnick's men were fortunate enough to come away from Newcastle with a point. The Uruguay professional striker Edinson Cavani was praised by Neville for his efforts and determination to equalize the score. Cavani rescued Ronaldo's side from an embarrassing result.

Meanwhile, Red Devil's David de Gea also assisted Ronaldo's struggling attacks. Ronaldo had been paired with Mason Greenwood as Fernandes and Marcus Rashford teamed up during the game.

"Cavani takes that away. I don't think Cavani wilts in the presence of Ronaldo or Fernandes, I think he stands up to them and helps other young players on the pitch. He needs to be on the pitch. I don't care how you've played, you need to go over and clap those fans at the end of the game. Get over to them, particularly when you're the best player in the world and one of the greatest all-time," he continued.

The newly appointed manager, Rangnick, also pointed out how unhappy he was with how his squad performed, despite extending his unbeaten record with Man Utd to four games. After the game, he told Sky Sports that he did not like the performance at all.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on December 5, 2021 in Manchester, England. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

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