In an explosive interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo criticized Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, saying he felt “betrayed”; In addition to claiming to have “no respect” for his manager, Ronaldo claims that “some people” don’t want him to remain at the club; Peter Smith and Melissa Reddy address the talking points’
Sky Kaveh on how he thinks Erik ten Hag feels following the Ronaldo interview. “Erik ten Hag’s job is to manage Manchester United. He’s not there to baby sit Cristiano Ronaldo and massage his ego. Either Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play for Manchester United or he doesn’t.”
Why has Ronaldo now made a statement?
The timing of Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan is ironic given that the 37-year-old’s complaints were revealed only a few hours after Manchester United’s rising star Alejandro Garnacho made his Premier League debut with an incredible last-second winner at Fulham.
Garnacho, who is eighteen, is a key component of the team’s future. The big moment for the Argentine was overshadowed by Ronaldo, a former icon and a now marginal figure. Although United has made a lot of effort to combine the two eras, this was a stark contrast.
In the end, Ronaldo wanted to send this message because the Premier League has been suspended while the World Cup is being played. Although his countrymen Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot will be in Qatar with him, his international teammates may not appreciate their campaign being turned into the “Ronaldo show,” the comments won’t immediately affect United’s performances on the field, and Ronaldo will be on Portugal duty, so there won’t be any awkward moments around the training facility, either.