Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag admitted he left Cristiano Ronaldo

On the bench during the 6-3 mauling at Manchester City “out of respect for his big career”.

Ronaldo was an unused substitute as hat-tricks from Erling Haaland.

I didn't bring him [Ronaldo] on out of respect for his big career.

The Dutchman said at his post-match press conference.

And the other thing, there was then the advantage I could bring Antony Martial on.