“I didn’t expect him [Cristiano Ronaldo] to hug me after being subbed,” explained Ralf Rangnick in his post-match press conference.
“I know how players like those goalscoring players think but again I have to take my decisions in interest of the team and the club.
“I have no issues with Cristiano and I think it was the right decision. Cristiano wasn’t happy, he would’ve liked to stay on and score a goal himself.
“It was more important to be compact at this moment.”
The Manchester United boss opted to take Ronaldo off against Brentford and brought on Harry Maguire. Ironically enough, we still conceded a goal which is unfair to David De Gea, who deserved the clean sheet.
Ronaldo’s explosive reaction aside, it was a great fightback in the second half to win 3-1 and bag all three points in west London.