Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘disturbing’ body language on the Manchester United bench has been analyzed by experts

Cristiano Ronaldothe body language in Manchester United bench has been analyzed by an expert, with the verdict being that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is “increasingly unhappy and desperate”.

Marcus Rashford returned to fitness just in time to break into the starting line-up, denying Ronaldo a start.

United found themselves 4-0 down at half-time, but Ronaldo was hardly involved. Instead, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Casemiro, Anthony Martial and Fred were the five substitutes for the visitors.

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Body language expert Darren Stanton has shared an insight into Ronaldo’s emotions at seeing his side destroyed – revealing he was showing signs of “contempt” and “contempt”.

“A microexpression is a very quick flash that makes the face on an unconscious level that reveals the person’s true inner emotion and is only visible for less than a second,” Darren said. The mirrorcourtesy of MyBettingSites.

“If you know what to look for, it is very visible. As we watch the video of Ronaldo, he makes a one-sided smile, so that the left side of the face and the wrinkles of the cheek swell. This is the feeling of contempt. He has nothing but contempt, a bit of anger, frustration and impatience with what’s happening on the pitch, as he’s on the bench, it’s clear he’s unhappy not playing and he’s feeling a lot of despair.”

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When City went 3-0 up as Haaland finished off Kevin De Bruyne’s superb pass, Ronaldo appeared to have his head in his hands.

It was also a telling gesture from Ronaldo, who has started just one league game this season after finishing as the team’s top scorer last season.

Darren added: β€œRonaldo also puts his head in his hands, which is a classic sign of frustration. It is also a self-affirming gesture that shows an increase in the level of frustration and impatience that is rising within him.

“I think Ronaldo thinks there’s potentially some kind of agenda that keeps him on the bench and not on the pitch at critical moments. So overall, Ronaldo’s not a happy player and I predict that’s going to happen in a lot of games. Ronaldo he seemed increasingly impatient, frustrated and angry in recent months.’

Ronaldo wanted to go to United in the summer but it didn’t happen. Roy Keane, his former United team-mate, claims the club disrespected him and had to let the Portuguese superstar go.

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