Manchester United pledge to support Cristiano Ronaldo after FA charge | Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United have said they will support Cristiano Ronaldo after he was charged with “inappropriate and/or violent” conduct by the Football Association following an incident at Everton last season.

Video footage showed Ronaldo appearing to drop a fan’s mobile phone after United’s 1-0 defeat on April 9, for which the Portuguese were given a warning by Merseyside Police. The FA said: “It is alleged that the striker’s conduct after the final whistle was inappropriate and/or violent.”

After the incident, which occurred as Ronaldo headed for the tunnel, the 37-year-old apologized on social media for his ‘outburst’ and invited the fan to watch a game at Old Trafford ‘as a sign of justice “. the game and sportsmanship”.

Speaking to his Instagram account after the game, the Portuguese striker said: “It’s never easy to deal with emotions in difficult times like the one we are facing. Nevertheless, we always have to be respectful, patient and to set an example for all young people who love the beautiful game. I would like to apologize for my outburst and if possible I would like to invite this supporter to watch a game at Old Trafford as a sign of fair play and good spirit jock.

In response to the charge against Ronaldo, who has only started once under Erik ten Hag in the Premier League this season, United said in a statement: “We will support the player in response to the charge.”

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