Cristiano Ronaldo’s to Manchester United appears to be on the verge of separation. This year has been especially difficult for Ronaldo, whose relationship with the Old Trafford club.
It has been strained since he revealed his desire to depart before of the 2022/23 season, purportedly to join a team that might provide him UEFA Champions League football.
The situation erupted in late October when he refused to come on as a substitute in a match against Tottenham. The club suspended him for one week as a result.
What did Ronaldo said about Erik Ten Hag?
The problem erupted in late October when he refused to come in as a substitute in a match against Tottenham. The club suspended him for one week as a result.
While the entire interview has yet to air, the show has released some quotes to promote the show. Morgan has also written a version of the interview for the Sun newspaper, in which the Portugal star expresses his disdain for the club’s hierarchy.
In the first clip released, Ronaldo claims multiple times that he feels “betrayed” by individuals at Manchester United. He claims the coach is part of that group, and at Morgan’s prompting, also those at the “senior executive level.”
Morgan asks, “You feel like you’re being forced out?” To which Ronaldo replies, “Yes. Not only the coach, but a few other two or three guys there around the club”.
“I felt that some people don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too,” Ronaldo says shortly after”.
Ronaldo also had harsh words for Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, who took over this summer after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fired.
He also added, “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me,” Ronaldo said regarding Ten Hag. “If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you”.
Morgan, who has previously interviewed Ronaldo for other sites and developed a friendship with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, would not comment on the exact date of the interview.
At 37 years old and preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Portugal, which kicks off on November 20, he is nearing the end of his career. He returned to United in the summer of 2021 for a second tenure, but has featured seldom since and has not been as successful in front of goal as he once was.