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Ronaldo says he will watch Dortmund game after ban despite missing first touch of ball .

Ronaldo says he will watch Dortmund game after ban despite missing first touch of ball .

Ronaldo cites ‘heat of moment’ after left off Manchester United squad

Brazil international Ronaldo left his side out of the line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Dortmund but does not see any issue in the decision.

The former striker was not in the United squad for their Champions League second leg 2-1 win at Barcelona and had not played for them since Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Everton.

“I have given my opinion about that and I have done my job, but with the team I am there and I think I am helping,” he added.

“Maybe it was a bit too much of a heat of moment. We will see the same thing next year.”

Ronaldo was named in the starting XI but missed his first touch of the ball, making him the first player this season to be left out of the starting line-up at Old Trafford.

The midfielder scored his first United goal since February last year, in an FA Cup victory over Chelsea on September 20.

And despite losing his place for Tuesday’s Champions League games, he did not feel any issues after the manager claimed that he can play in different positions.

“I have to wait, you know. I am not one that plays in one position for 10 games, and then goes back, so I have to wait for the manager’s decision,” he replied when asked about his place in the side.

“He makes the decision and I will respect it. As a player, I like to play in different positions for the team.”

The 27-year old will be forced to watch his side face Manchester City in the quarter-finals on Thursday after a ban was handed to the striker since the loss to Barcelona.

“It is in the hands of the federation now, although I think he deserves a suspension, too,” he said.

“I will watch that game. He is a world leader. He’s a great player. I hope he gets the ban because he is a great player.”

The Red Devils’ top-four hopes were left hanging by their fingertips after their Champions League clash with the Catalan giants, who defeated them in the group stage, as well as in the final of the International Champions Cup in August.

But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who scored a hat-trick in his final match for club and country in his comeback against Real Madrid in

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