Ronaldo and Bale
Ronaldo reacted furiously with Bale at the missed opportunity. Reuters

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that "if any player is being selfish we will sort it out" after Cristiano Ronaldo once again rebuked Gareth Bale during the victory over Espanyol on Saturday.

The former Tottenham hero was heavily criticised in Spain last week after he ruined a two-on-one opportunity during the La Liga defeat at Valencia. Ancelotti hauled Bale off in the 71st minute, while Ronaldo rebuked him in front of the cameras.

Bale's individualism was again under scrutiny during the latest La Liga game against Espanyol, when in a similar two-to-one situation he opted to shoot instead of passing the ball to the unmarked Ronaldo.

Ronaldo reacted furiously at the missed opportunity, prompting whistling from home fans towards Bale, even though the Welshman scored a fantastic free-kick to help his side return to winning ways,

When asked about the incident after the game, Ancelotti said, according to AS: "Obviously being generous was an important aspect of this team last year and this year as well. If people are being selfish at any point, we'll sort it out."

However the Italian coach added: "Bale played a very good game; he showed intensity, he scored and he created the first goal. The fans might have been calling for a pass to Ronaldo at that moment and he didn't give it, but all forwards want to score when they're in front of goal."

Nevertheless the manager said that Bale and Ronaldo have a strong relationship.

"There's no need to kick up a fuss about this right now. It's something that happens all the time in football. The players get on extremely well, and not just Cristiano and Gareth."