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Chilean star Arturo Vidal has criticized Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag’s decision to get rid of Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing bald managers of being “complicated”.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Saudi Arabia in January after falling out of favor under new United manager Ten Hag, joining Al-Nassr.
The Portuguese had been top scorer the season before ten Hag’s arrival, but was considered out of his depth under the Dutchman and was sacked just months into the former Ajax boss’s tenure at United.
Vidal believes the decision was wrong and slammed Ten Hag during an outburst on one of his streams.
The midfielder, who currently plays football in Brazil with Athletico Paranaense, was asked about Ronaldo’s situation and defended his United exit while taking aim at bald managers who he described as complicated.
Arturo Vidal has criticized Erik ten Hag for ousting Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United
Vidal also accused bald men like ten Hag of being complicated during a chat on his stream
Ronaldo struggled for playing time under ten hags and was often used as a substitute by the Dutchman
“This coach has done badly,” said Vidal, referring to ten Hag’s arrival in Manchester.
“How are you going to take out Cristiano Ronaldo?” That’s what these guys are like. He was the scorer and he shuts him down. “The bald guys are very complicated.”
Vidal’s accusation of bald-headed managers dates back to his time under coach Jorge Sampaoli, who managed the midfielder at Flamengo last season.
The 36-year-old won the Copa Libertadores and the Brazilian Cup during his season with the club, but only played 21 games and was often overlooked by Argentine coach Sampaoli.
On his debut for Athletico Paranaense, Vidal criticized Sampaoli, calling him a “loser” and accusing him of not appreciating his players.
Ronaldo left United for Al-Nassr. This made him the first big name to move to the Saudi Pro League
Vidal had a similar argument to Ronaldo with Jorge Sampaoli during his time at Flamengo
An opinion that Vidal now appears to hold regarding ten Hag and his treatment of Ronaldo following his appointment as United coach.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus on a free transfer in 2021 and scored 24 goals in 38 games in his first season in Manchester, earning him a place in the PFA team of the season.
However, following Ten Hag’s appointment, the Portuguese icon struggled for regular playing time as the Dutch coach sought to put his own stamp on a team struggling for identity.
The lack of playing time led to Ronaldo heading to the Middle East, where he became the catalyst for the Saudi Pro League’s assault on recruiting big-name European players.