Cristiano Ronaldo has commented on his latest incident where he walked down the tunnel in Manchester United 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur which resulted in his removal from the squad to face Chelsea on Saturday.

The five time Ballon D’Or winner has faced heavy criticism since his stunt against Tottenham Hotspur with reports suggesting that he not only walked off the pitch but also refused to come on as a substitute.

The 37-year-old veteran took to his Instagram page to address his actions and inactions that has caused much controversy.

“As l’ve always done throughout my career, I try to live and play respectfully towards my colleagues, my adversaries and my coaches. That hasn’t changed. I haven’t changed. I’m the same person and the same professional that l’ve been for the last 20 years playing elite football, and respect has always played a very important role in my decision making process.

“I started very young, the older and most experienced players examples were always very important to me.

“Therefore, later on, l’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters that grew in all the teams that I’ve represented. Unfortunately that’s not always possible and sometimes the heat of the moment get’s the best of US.

“Right now, I just feel that I have to keep working hard in Carrington, support my teammates and be ready for everything in any given game. Giving in to the pressure is not an option. it never was. This is Manchester United, and united we must stand. Soon we’ll be together again.”