Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy has wade in his opinion on the topic of Manchester United’s forward, Cristiano Ronaldo walking out of Old Trafford prior to the final whistle during the friendly game against Rayo Vallecano.
According to the Liverpool legend, the player sent quite the horrible message to the team, the fans, the club and the media altogether.
Danny Murphy slams the action as ‘setting a horrendous example’ for his younger teammates and even the entire squad as a whole by showing he was bigger than Manchester United.
The 37 year old leaving Old Trafford at half-time and way before the final whistle comes on the back of the reported interest of the player to move from the club in search of Champions League football.
The Portugal international was then substituted for academy teammate, Amad Diallo ahead for the second half of the fixture which ended with Manchester United drawing the Spanish club on a 1-1 score line.
Images of Ronaldo walking out of the Stadium was captured on Twitter at half-time as his side were drawing 0-0, leading to a social media frenzy within the Red Devils’ fan base and football fans.
This forced Danny Murphy into commenting on the issue with talksport.
“It doesn’t look good. I don’t think whatever your grievances are or however big a name you are you should not do that. I think it gives a horrible message and it has to be dealt with.” he said.
Murphy stands of the opinion that the football icon should not be risking creating controversy for the headlines that will eventually set a bad precedent for others in the dressing room.
“You can’t have a player doing that, it sets a horrendous example,” he maintained.