After Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan last night, he has been heavily criticized by fans of the club, but his sister has supported him in a series of Instagram posts.
During the interview, Ronaldo said that he did not respect his manager, Erik Ten Hag, because “he does not respect me.” He also accused the Dutchman of trying to force him out of United.
He said the club had lacked evolution since he left in 2009 and accused them of not having empathy when his daughter was sick.
Meanwhile, fans have accused the Portuguese star of ruining his legacy at the club.
But one of the people backing him this morning is his sister Elma Aveiro, who in a series of Instagram posts said “The truth is being told” and that she will “always be proud” of Ronaldo.
In total, he shared four Instagram stories. In the first, she took a quote from the interview in which Ronaldo said: “I don’t keep quiet about doors that I will hardly open again out of pride, but more out of respect for myself.”
In the second, she shared the image of Ronaldo with Piers Morgan, expressing how proud she is of her brother.
Furthermore, he expressed his pride in the third post saying that he was the “greatest pride of my life” along with a clip of the interview.
In her final post, along with a news line about how Ronaldo said he doesn’t respect Ten Hag, she posted saying, “The truth is being told.”
Aveiro went on to share a series of tweets in support of Ronaldo, who had also called out his former teammate Wayne Rooney in his interview.
It is not the first time that Aveiro has made known his feelings towards the club and how his brother has been treated upon his return.
Earlier this season, he made headlines after criticizing Ten Hag for substituting for the striker during United’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle.
Alongside a news article justifying why Ten Hag made the decision to replace him, he wrote: “It’s too late.”
Aveiro is not the only one who comes out to support Ronaldo. Earlier this year, his other sister, Katia, also supported Ronaldo after Portuguese fans questioned his performances for their country and debated on social media whether he was worthy of a place in the starting lineup.
He then accused the fans saying that they “spit on the plate they eat”. [from].”
Ronaldo was always likely to leave in January, but his position at the club looks more untenable now than ever.
He has been widely linked with a move to Premier League club Chelsea or his former club Real Madrid.