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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of throwing and smashing Everton fan’s phone after Man Utd lose

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of throwing down and smashing an Everton fan’s phone after Man Utd lose at Goodison Park.

The Portuguese footballer was caught on camera in an angry outburst when making his way down the tunnel, before allegedly lashing out at an Everton supporter following the shock shocking defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes of United’s woeful 1-0 loss against the relegation-threatened Toffees and had no luck up front for Ralf Rangnick’s side, with Anthony Gordon’s effort deflected in off Harry Maguire.

United’s best two chances fell to Marcus Rashford, but he was denied on both occasions by Jordan Pickford who had a great game. Ronaldo nearly got a late equaliser, but again there was Pickford to be equal to stop the ball from going in.

CR7 looked raging, stomping his way back to the changing room after the final whistle, and pictures show that Ronaldo had a bleeding shin following a strong tackle – and was not in the mood to be taunted by those in the home end.

A video posted onto Twitter shows Ronaldo said to smash a supporters’ outstretched phone into the ground with Ronaldo holding a shin pad in his left hand, with the sock on his left leg down and the other looking untouched, then he lashes out with his right hand clenched into a fist.

The accompanying tweet reads “Ronaldo smashing someone’s phone at full time”. Manchester United have been contacted for comment and they are said to be looking into it.

The result meant come full time that Everton would go four points clear of the relegation zone, but it has put a huge dent in United’s hopes of finishing in fourth place.

Ralf Rangnick’s side stayed seventh, three points adrift of Arsenal and Tottenham.

Player ratings

Everton: Pickford (8), Coleman (7), Godfrey (8), Keane (8), Mykolenko (8), Delph (8), Allan (8), Iwobi (7), Gordon (9), Calvert-Lewin (6), Richarlison (8).

Subs: Gray (6), Doucoure (6).

Man Utd: de Gea (6), Wan-Bissaka (5), Lindelof (6), Maguire (6), Alex Telles (5), Fred (6), Matic (5), Rashford (5), Bruno Fernandes (6), Sancho (6), Ronaldo (5).

Subs: Pogba (6), Mata (6), Elanga (6).

Man of the match: Anthony Gordon.

Everton boss Frank Lampard: “I’m very proud. Pressure times. The reality of the situation. At Goodison we have been good. We are getting clean sheets at home. When we come together with fans and players we are hard to beat here.

“It starts with us. The crowd were great but they could switch off if they see people not working. When you are not at your best you have to fight through it. You might give a ball away but the only way to get that back is to fly in and make a tackle.

“Beautiful football can come later on. I have ambitions for this club to stay up, play well, but in the position we are in, fighting comes first and foremost.

“We have missed Delph. It goes unnoticed. If we have one or two defensive midfielders out it’s tough for us as we don’t have that there. He gave us a sense of calm. He was great today.

“It’s one win. We should have got a result in the week but didn’t. You have to keep going. It’s not easy when you wake up the next morning after Burnley. My job first and foremost is to lift everyone. They are a good bunch these players.”

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick: “If you don’t score a single goal in 95 minutes we have to be disappointed. We had a good start and should have created more chances out of that domination. Then we concede a deflected shot and lost a bit of our composure.

“The second half we were trying to add creativity with substitutions but we didn’t always take the right decision.

“We had to do something. We needed a goal and we decided to bring Mata and more verticality with Elanga. They were defending with their players in the last 35 minutes. We didn’t find the right player at the right moment. We didn’t have enough players in the box when we played crosses.”

“It’s not only creativity. I think we had enough creative players on the pitch. It’s also about being physical enough in the final third, being physical and trying to score a goal. We didn’t have enough players in the box.”

On United’s top-four hopes, he added: “It’s difficult. As long as we don’t win our own games it doesn’t make sense to hope for good results from the other teams.

“Fred had some muscular problems on his hip flexor. We already are without McTominay. Without both defensive midfielders it isn’t good for us.”

The imminent announcement of Ten Hag could well be viewed as an unwanted distraction for Rangnick, but he said: “I don’t think this should be an excuse. We are Manchester United. We have lots of international players. There shouldn’t be an alibi. There will be a new manager next season. If this is announced now or in 10 days it shouldn’t have an impact.”

Twitter users reacted as Cristiano Ronaldo gets accused of throwing and smashing an Everton fan’s phone after Man Utd lose…

@IlGalkEFC: CR Kelly getting angry for being pocketed by Michael Keane 💀💀

@iceman_9talktv: Wtf hope he now sees that fan now apologises and buys him a new phone.

@SamWils09165303: That’s actually disgusting from a professional player 🤢

@fabLM10: It’s understandable if he doesn’t want to take photos after a loss but breaking a fan’s phone who travels to watch him play is just disgusting. I hope Man United takes proper action just like they did against those who threw water bottles at Diego Simeone at Old Trafford.

@g_wilko87: State of him. A vile excuse for a human being.

@Ljt10x: That’s embarrassing from him.

@lukec_safc: What a stroppy tool

@WHUFCallum_: Head has well and truly gone

@fcDavee: Hahahaha they’ve broken him

@JBish95: It’s embarrassing how much of a baby he turns into when things don’t go his way

@ste_finn: What a tit

@JasonHughes92: Lost there heads 😍😍

@amescouser: Bellend 😂😂

@Marcusrashfood1: Great leader and role model

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