Manchester United midfielder Fred feels for manager Erik ten Hag handling outside scrutiny.
Fred says Ten Hag has a “hard” job dealing with Ronaldo.
The Dutchman recently dropped the Portuguese forward for his side’s trip to Chelsea after he left the previous game against Tottenham before the final whistle.
Ten Hag and Ronaldo later resolved the issue and the 37-year-old was restored to the team.
The United boss received criticism from some quarters for his treatment of Ronaldo – but Fred reckons it’s a tricky job.
He told TNT Sports Brasil: “Dude, it’s hard.
“Everyone deals in some way. It’s obvious that everyone wants to be on the pitch, they want to play to help the team.
“So when you end up not playing, you get frustrated.”