Eric Ten Haag said he would not accept any bragging when answering a reporter’s question about Cristiano Ronaldo’s early departure from the game.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was substituted at half-time after missing the tour to Australia for “personal reasons” after just 45 minutes of play.
Ten Haig attended his first post-match press conference in England on Friday, ahead of United’s opening game of the season against Brighton on Sunday.
PA’s Simon Peach asked the Dutchman about Ronaldo’s early departure, and the manager’s comments about it, and the 52-year-old was unhappy that only the Portuguese forward was asked.
He pointed to reporters, berated him harshly, and reiterated that several players had left the game, forcing Peach to reconsider how he raised the issue.
This isn’t the first time the British media have found out that the former Ajax manager won’t accept anything he doesn’t like lying down.
Ten Haag visited Manchester United for the first time at the end of last season as he was on the pitch to see them lose 1-0 to Crystal Palace on the final day of the campaign.
Somewhat ironically, he left early to avoid too much attention, but a Sky Sports presenter tracked him down and tried to chime in.
Aside from reporters, Ten Hager has already impressed United fans, even young players, with his honesty with his players.
Whether it’s a player or a reporter, no one is going to want to get past the boss considering how he’s willing to deal with them!