Cristiano RonaldoManchester United’s superstar footballer, Piers Morgan, grabbed the world’s attention after saying in an interview that he was “betrayed” by the Premier League giants as he claimed that manager Eric ten Haag and other senior officials were trying to kick him out of the club. trying. In an explosive interview on Sunday. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been a peripheral figure on the field for United since Ten Haig took over in May. ronaldo He was disciplined after refusing to come in as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Tottenham last month, but had returned to the squad in recent weeks and even finished last weekend’s 3-0 at Aston Villa. He also captained the Red Devils in the 1st defeat.
However, the 37-year-old was absent from the squad in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Fulham in United’s last match before a six-week break for the World Cup.
In an interview with the Piers Morgan Uncensored TV show, Ronaldo said of Ten Haig, “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me.” “Not just the coach, but two or three people around the club. I felt betrayed.”
Now the club has responded to the interview. “Manchester United notes media coverage regarding an interview with Cristiano Ronaldo. The club will consider its response once it is fully established,” the club said in a statement.
“Our focus is on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing to build momentum, trust and solidarity among players, managers, staff and fans.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 14 November 2022
When asked again whether senior club officials were trying to oust him, Ronaldo replied: “Yes, I felt cheated and I thought some people didn’t want me here, not only this year but Last year too.”
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in August 2021. His first spell at United was superb under patronage alex Ferguson won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and his first Ballon d’Or to be crowned the best player in the world.
Despite their 24 goals in all competitions last season, United suffered a terrible campaign as they finished sixth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Ronaldo reportedly tried to pull out before the start of this season, but could not reach an agreement with any other club. “I haven’t seen any development at the club since Sir Alex left. Nothing had changed,” Ronaldo said of what he found upon his return to United.
“I want the best for the club. That’s why I come to Manchester United. But there are things inside you that don’t help (us) reach the top level (Manchester) City, Liverpool and even That still Arsenal … a club with this dimension should be on top of the tree in my opinion and they unfortunately are not.”
United are fifth in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal.
with AFP input
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