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Was Ronaldo Embarrassed About Being Benched?

On the latest episode of the SL Podcast, former Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Sean Roberts discusses all the latest international news with Soccer Laduma international news correspondent Kurt Buckerfield. The gents break down Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the recent Manchester Derby and the rumours that went along with it, and the guys also discuss the latest round of UEFA Champions League fixtures! Only on the #SLPodcast!

How did Ronaldo act when he wasn't named in United's starting 11? Catch the debate on the Carwash by clicking on the podcast player below!

After a humiliating defeat to bitter rivals Manchester City, Manchester United find themselves in even hotter water than before. A dismal defensive effort saw the Citizens crush the Red Devils 4-1. After reports suggested that Ronaldo would be benched and used as an "impact sub", more information developed stating that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was yet again suffering from his hip flexor injury which eventually saw the player not feature on the team sheet at all.

When current caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick took over, he proceeded to explain that players should stay at the club when recovering from any injuries and not fly back to their home country, and it looks like Cristian Ronaldo didn’t quite get the memo. CR7 flew back to his home country in Portugal to recover, thus not even attending the Manchester Derby. Insider reports suggest that his teammates weren’t even aware of this and have expressed disappointment in the Portuguese star. CR7 recently returned to training at Carrington, with a team of security…

Later in the show, Sean and Kurt Buckerfield break down the latest Champions League fixtures and results with the match of the week coming in favour of Real Madrid as Los Blancos powered through to beat the kings of France, PSG.

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