Former Manchester United skipper and defender Gary Neville has said Manchester United should “terminate” Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract. Former England player said this in an interview, he sad the Portugal forward said he had no respect for manager Erik ten Tag and felt “betrayed” by the club so they should just let him go.
Gary Neville wants Manchester United to Terminate Ronaldo’s Contract
Ronaldo also criticised the club’s owners and his former United teammates Neville and Wayne Rooney. Supporters have been critical of the striker, with some believing he is running his legacy at Old Trafford. Gary Neville said: “He wouldn’t have done this interview if he wanted a way back. He knew it would bring the headlines it has and be the end of his Manchester United career.”
He also said: “I’m wondering what Manchester United are doing because the reality of it is they know they have to terminate Cristiano’s contract or they basically open up a precedent so any player can criticise them in the future.”
“I agree with some of the things Cristiano has said, and many Manchester United fans will agree with many things Cristiano has said, but the reality is if you’re an employee within a business and say those things your employment has to terminate, and Manchester United have to do that in the next few days.”
The former United player argued the club are also partially responsible for the way the relationship with Ronaldo has deteriorated. “They could have come together a couple of weeks ago and navigated a pathway through what could have potentially been choppy seas to the shore but it’s not happened.
They’ve both basically backed themselves into a corner,” he added. “Exits don’t have to happen this way if both sides are proactive and mature.”