Manchester United stated it’s attempting to determine the complete details behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo, within the interview, stated that the Manchester United have betrayed him and that he’s being pressured out, whereas he has no respect for supervisor Erik ten Hag.
To this point, solely excerpts have been launched and United says it can wait earlier than deciding its subsequent step.
“Manchester United notes the media protection concerning an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo,” stated the Premier League membership.
“The membership will take into account its response after the complete details have been established.
“Our focus stays on making ready for the second half of the season and persevering with the momentum, perception and togetherness being constructed among the many gamers, supervisor, employees and followers.”
Ronaldo rejoined United from Juventus for a second spell at Previous Trafford in August 2021 on a two-year deal, returning to the membership the place he gained eight main trophies from 2003-2009.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, launched on Sunday, Ronaldo was requested whether or not United’s hierarchy had been attempting to push him out of the membership.
“Sure, not solely the coach (Ten Hag), however one other two or three guys across the membership. I felt betrayed,” he stated.
“Sure I really feel betrayed, and I felt some folks don’t need me right here, not simply this yr, however final yr too.”
Final month, Ten Hag stated Ronaldo refused to return on instead towards Tottenham Hotspur when the ahead walked down the tunnel with a couple of minutes of the match remaining after being left on the bench.
He was then not a part of the squad that confronted Chelsea the next Saturday.
The 37-year-old ahead, who will captain Portugal on the World Cup in Qatar, stated of Ten Hag: “I don’t have respect for him as a result of he doesn’t present respect for me. When you don’t respect me, I’m by no means gonna have respect for you.”
United didn’t instantly reply when contacted by Reuters for remark. After the Tottenham sport, Ten Hag stated that Ronaldo remained “an necessary participant within the squad”.
Ronaldo stated Manchester United didn’t assist him when his daughter was taken to hospital in July. He stated the membership doubted him and confirmed an absence of empathy when he didn’t arrive on time for pre-season coaching.
“I feel the followers ought to know the reality,” he stated.
“I would like the perfect for the membership. Because of this I got here to Manchester United.
“However you may have some issues inside that don’t assist (us) attain the highest degree as Metropolis, Liverpool and even now Arsenal… a membership with this dimension needs to be high of the tree in my view and they aren’t, sadly.”
Ronaldo’s first spell was below former United supervisor Alex Ferguson, who retired in 2013. The Portuguese stated his view of the membership is shared by Ferguson.
“The progress was zero Since Sir Alex (Ferguson) left, I noticed no evolution within the membership. Nothing had modified,” Ronaldo stated.
“He is aware of higher than anyone that the membership isn’t on the trail they need to be.
“He is aware of. Everybody is aware of. The individuals who don’t see that… it’s as a result of they don’t need to see, they’re blind.”
Ronaldo was additionally essential of the membership’s determination final season to interchange supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former staff mate of the Portuguese, with Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick had left his function as head of sport and growth at Russian aspect Lokomotiv Moscow to take over at Previous Trafford.
“After the membership sacked Ole, they convey sporting director Ralf Rangnick, which is one thing no one understands,” Ronaldo stated.
“This man, he isn’t even a coach. An enormous membership like Manchester United brings a sporting director shocked not solely me however all of the world.”
(With inputs from Companies)>
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