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Cristiano Ronaldo shares message responding to criticism for storming off after Burnley draw

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo failed to score in Man United's draw with Burnley
Ronaldo failed to score in Man United's draw with Burnley / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo took to social networking site, Twitter to post a message and address the criticism aimed at him for storming off the pitch after Manchester United's 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Ronaldo was pictured walking straight down the tunnel into the changing rooms after the full time whistle on Tuesday, not clapping the travelling fans as per tradition. His actions came in for criticism from Ally McCoist who believed that the Portugal icon should always acknowledge the travelling fans after the game.

"I do feel he should be acknowledging the fans, that should always be done. The travelling fans in particular, certainly in my experience, can be the more vocal of your team's support and they travel long distances and spend an awful lot of money," he said.

"I can understand that sometimes the overall disappointment of defeat [or a draw, in this instance] getting to you and just wanting to get off the park. However, I think you should always go over to your travelling support and give them a thank you."

The 37-year-old for his part appeared to indirectly respond to the criticism on Wednesday afternoon, posting a picture of himself interacting with a young supporter at Turf Moor and reiterating that fans are the "best in football".

"Children are and will always be the best thing the world has to offer, and we must protect them at all costs. Supporters are and will always be the best in football, and we must respect everything they face and endure for their clubs," he wrote on Twitter.

Despite United's poor performances on the pitch, Ronaldo has been his usual brilliant self in front of goal since returning to Old Trafford, scoring 14 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions so far.