Cristiano Ronaldo remains on the sidelines for Man United’s liberation strike against Liverpool FC. A telling dialogue ensued with former companion Roy Keane.

Once again, it was not his day in the Manchester United kit, after Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of the furious 2-1 victory over Liverpool FC.

The star player of the English record champions initially put a good face on a personally unsatisfactory game and deliberately sought small talk on the sidelines with former companions before kick-off.

While he left out Liverpool’s club icon Jamie Carragher during the warm-up because of his repeated criticism, he warmly embraced ex-United stars Gary Neville and Roy Keane, who were standing next to him and are now also working as TV pundits.

However, when Keane asked Ronaldo why he was not in the starting eleven, the Portuguese replied a little helplessly, shrugging his shoulders: “What do you want me to do?

Keane immediately picked up on the dialogue, tried to cheer him up – and shouted after the five-time Ballon D’Or winner, who was already running away, in response: