When Cristiano Ronaldo encountered difficulties at Manchester United for the first time last season, Lionel Messi already had something to say about the difficult scenario.
Since his high-profile return to United from Juventus last year went awry, Ronaldo, 37, has been determined to leave the club. Despite scoring 24 goals in all competitions previous season,
the Red Devils' overall form plummeted, and they came in sixth place in the Premier League by a considerable margin.
After Manchester United's convincing two-goal victory over Tottenham, Ronaldo rushed down the tunnel at Old Trafford,
forcing manager Erik ten Hag to bench the star for the subsequent match against Chelsea last weekend.
His departure from Old Trafford is now expected to happen next year, possibly as early as the January transfer window.