CRISTIANO RONALDO was ‘upset’ with his Manchester United team-mates over his lack of service during the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Villarreal, Alex Telles has revealed.
But the Brazilian full-back assured CR7 that his moment would come.
Cristiano Ronaldo had been growing frustrated during Wednesday night’s match[/caption]
Alex Telles assured his fellow Portuguese speaker that his moment would come[/caption]
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side had laboured against their Europa League final conquerors at Old Trafford.
They fell behind through a Paco Alcacer strike on 53 minutes, before Telles levelled on the hour mark.
Ronaldo grumbled before grabbing a priceless 95th minute winner, having been assisted by Telles’ 89th minute replacement Jesse Lingard.
After the match, the left-back told TNT Sports: “So, it was the first time I play with him.
“Off the pitch, we already have this closer relationship because we speak Portuguese.
“And five minutes before he was a little upset that we didn’t get any balls to him.
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“I said ‘it will arrive, it will arrive, stay concentrated because it will arrive’. And as soon as I went off, Ronaldo doesn’t need much, right?
“We know his quality, we see it on a daily basis. So it only took one ball in the box and he gave us the victory. It’s a dream.”
Bruno Fernandes’ echoed Telles’ sentiment, admitting after the match: “We knew it with Cristiano, at any moment, every ball in the box could be a goal.”
While BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand revealed after the game: “He (Ronaldo) text me tonight saying ‘I didn’t play well but I knew I’d score’.”
Telles, meanwhile, was deputising for the injured Luke Shaw, who went off early at the weekend against Aston Villa.
But the England star isn’t set for a lengthy absence, having been named in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad yesterday.
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Luke Shaw has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad[/caption]