Ronaldo slams Manchester United in Piers Morgan interview

Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels Manchester United betrayed him because he believes the club and managers are trying to kick him out of the club, as he states in an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan. The full interview airs over two days on , the presenter on UK television channel TalkTV.

The Portuguese sensation rejoined Manchester United in the summer of 2021. That has been more than a decade since he left Old Trafford for Real Madrid. In his first year back in England, Ronaldo led Manchester United in goals in all competitions with 24. That includes 18 in the Premier League, finishing third behind Son Heung-min and Mohamed Salah, who scored 23.

This season, the honeymoon phase certainly seems to be over. In the interview with Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo states that the coaches and “senior executives” felt that some people did not want him there.

The managers he is referring to are current manager Erik ten Hag and former caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick. In fact, Ronaldo added more glowing comments towards the coach of the Austrian National Team.

“If you’re not even a manager, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I hadn’t even heard of him,” Ronaldo said of the manager who managed United for 29 games.

And of course, by the top executives, Piers Morgan and Ronaldo are probably referring to the Glazer family, which owns Manchester United. Ronaldo said he “shouldn’t say” whether the property is trying to get rid of him or not. The striker added that it is not just this year with problems. This goes back to last year when he propelled the club to a sixth place finish in what was a tumultuous time at United.

Ronaldo points to property in interview with Piers Morgan

Ronaldo accused the ownership group of doing nothing to update United’s facilities, which helped keep the club lower in the table compared to rivals Manchester City or Liverpool.

It didn’t stop at the club’s apparent desire to get rid of Ronaldo. The Portuguese claimed that Manchester United have stagnated when it comes to growth. That includes things like the pool or hot tub.

“I thought I would see different things”, . “As I mentioned, technology, infrastructure. But unfortunately, we see a lot of things that I saw when I was 20, 21 or 23 years old. I was very surprised”.

Manchester United released a statement highlighting Ronaldo’s comments with Morgan. The statement added that the club plans to provide a full response once it gathers all the facts.

“Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness that is being built between the players, manager, staff and fans,” United said in a statement.

Manchester United enter the World Cup break following a dramatic victory against Fulham, where Alejandro Garnacho scored in the 93rd minute. United sit fifth in the EPL table three and four points behind Spurs and Newcastle, respectively. . However, Erik ten Hag’s side have a game to play at both clubs.

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