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Gary Neville slams Cristiano Ronaldo for snubbing Man United fans once again

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo struggled on the pitch against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday
Cristiano Ronaldo struggled on the pitch against Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Manchester United legend and current football pundit, Gary Neville has hit out at the Red Devils stars in Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes for their body language during their 1-1 draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League on Monday.

Neville was unhappy with Ronaldo's actions post the game as the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner stormed off the pitch without joining the rest of his side in thanking the supporters who had made the journey to Newcastle.

"You've got to be there when your team-mates 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," he said on Monday Night Football.

"I don't care how you've played, You need to go over and clap the 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 of all time."

The former England international also took offense at Fernandes who he believed moaned during the entire game and failed to lead by example on the pitch, which was extremely different to that of striker, Edinson Cavani who grabbed United's equaliser in what was a fortunate draw for the visitors.

"And there's 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. 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," he added.

Both Ronaldo and Fernandes were poor on the night with the result meaning that United are now placed seventh in the Premier League table with 28 points from 17 games, 19 points behind table toppers, Manchester City - who have played a game extra.