Piers Morgan jumped to the defense of Cristiano Ronaldo yesterday and publicly mocked Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag for failing to bring the player in during the derby debacle.
Via his official Twitter account, which he has used in the past to defend Ronaldo, Morgan launched a scathing attack on the United manager.
Morgan tweeted: “Imagine benching Cristiano for United’s biggest game of the season.”
“Then you use 5 other subs while they’re hammered into oblivion, then claim you did it ‘out of respect for him?’
“Ten Hag is an arrogant and deluded asshole, and the way he treats Ronaldo is disgraceful.”
Imagine benching @Cristiano for Utd’s biggest game of the season, then using 5 other subs while they’re hammered into oblivion, then claiming you did it ‘out of respect’ for him? Ten Hag is an arrogant and deluded asshole and the way he treats Ronaldo is disgraceful. pic.twitter.com/iuGFEJ7v2j
— Morgan Piers (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2022
Morgan, an Arsenal fan, has on multiple occasions made known his thoughts on Ronaldo as the greatest player of all time and to what extent he would be willing to defend the five-time Ballon d’Or winner with whom he enjoys a close relationship. personal respect.
It seems that this is not limited to publicly ridiculing the Red Devils manager.
Ronaldo did not appear in yesterday’s derby debacle and had to contend with a place on the bench once again, as he has for much of the Premier League season so far.
In his moment of need, Ten Hag opted to turn to Anthony Martial ahead of the 37-year-old to spare him the blushes on derby day.
His faith in Martial paid off, as the Frenchman bagged a brace in the few minutes he was on the pitch to at least prevent the scoreline from being downright humiliating.
Ronaldo’s minutes are likely to become even more limited with the return of Martial after a spell on the sidelines due to injury.
Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano indicated today that if Ronaldo’s situation persists and continues, Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent are likely not to start games, and his agent Jorge Mendes would be inclined to find a solution in January in the form of an exit. from Old Trafford.
“JORGE MENDES WILL BE WORKING AGAIN IN JANUARY…” @FabrizioRomano says Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent are likely to look for solutions in January if things don’t improve.
Should Ronaldo get more playing time? ???? pic.twitter.com/MXZHalZQW9
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) October 3, 2022
It would be in everyone’s best interest for this to happen. The legendary striker would be moving to a Champions League club where he would be guaranteed to start every week, while Ten Hag would be spared constant inquiries about the player’s position in his plans.