What stole the headlines for Manchester United and its fans around the world yesterday was not only 18-year-old Alejandro Garnacho’s last-minute goal in an away win against Fulham in the Premier League, but also Cristiano Ronaldo’s staggering interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan that dropped bombs about his current situation with the 20-time Premier League champions, citing that the head coach Erik ten Hag and several executives have been wanting to force him out out the club not only this year, but also last season.
In a few preview videos regarding the interview, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has reveal to Piers Morgan that Manchester United has betrayed him and made him a black sheep in many occasions, in which he has thrown shades to the caretaker coach appointed for last season, Ralf Rangnick was not even a proper coach, especially to a big club like Manchester United; Hiring a supposedly sporting director to coach the club is something that no one really understands either.
Ronaldo: “I Don’t Respect Erik ten Hag.”
Ronaldo’s early exit during a clash with Tottenham Hotspurs after refusing to come on as a late substitute, along with many other incidents, including leaving the Old Trafford at half-time during a pre-season match against La Liga side Rayo Vallecano, have sparked hints regarding his unhealthy relationship with head coach Erik ten Hag. During the interview, the Manchester United no. 7 has claimed he does not have any respect whatsoever for the Dutch coach since the latter does not show the same since his arrival to the club earlier this season.
When asked about his decision to come back to the club where he made his name from, Sir Alex Ferguson’s influence was vital as the player had thoughts of joining the other side of Manchester, the Citizens. But the Portugal captain followed his heart and made a sensational return to the Red Devils and became the top scorer of the club last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions. But things have turned sour since then.
A change of coach, formation, tactics and philosophy saw Cristiano Ronaldo dropped out for many matches and was even made to sit on the bench for the entire game on many occasions. His response to these treatments was feisty, namely refusing to come on as a late substitute. He has then gone on to say that a major football icon like Manchester United had ZERO changes since Sir Alex’s retirement in 2013, and if the club wishes to move on and reignites its glory days, it will have to make big changes top-down.
The full Piers Morgan’s interview with Cristiano Ronaldo will be aired on the pundit’s show “Piers Morgan Uncensored”, which is on TalkTV, and we are more than potentially seeing Ronaldo’s exit from the club during the January winter transfer window, after he has played for Portugal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
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