Cristiano Ronaldo will not be part of Manchester United’s squad for Saturday’s game at Chelsea.
The Portugal forward left Old Trafford before the end of Wednesday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Tottenham – for which he was an unused substitute.
An unused substitute in the 2-0 victory, he left the bench and walked down the tunnel in the 89th minute.
It is understood Ronaldo briefly went into the dressing room before leaving the stadium.
Manager Erik ten Hag said after the game that he would “deal with” the issue on Thursday.
“I have seen him, but I haven’t spoken with him,” said Ten Hag.
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United had made only three of their five permitted substitutions when Ronaldo got off the bench, shortly after Ten Hag brought on Christian Eriksen and Anthony Elanga.
Ronaldo also showed his displeasure at being substituted in Sunday’s 0-0 home draw with Newcastle.
Ten Hag said after that game that he had “no problem” with Ronaldo’s reaction but the player must convince him “he has to stay on”.
Former England striker Gary Lineker said Ronaldo’s behaviour took attention away from United’s impressive performance against Spurs.
“That is unacceptable – it is so poor,” Lineker said on BBC Match of the Day.
Ex-Wales captain Ashley Williams said: “It was a great night for Manchester United and here we are again talking about Cristiano Ronaldo – even though he didn’t play.”