Manchester United and Portuguese star player Cristiano Ronaldo have slammed his club, Manchester United and manager Erik Ten Hag in a new interview. In the interview with Piers Morgan of which excerpts were revealed Sunday night, the 37-year-old said he feels “betrayed” by Manchester United for trying to force him out of the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Erik Ten Hag
he was asked if he feels the club is pushing him away and he said: “Yes. Not only the coach but the other two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed.” Last month, Ronaldo was handed a match ban for refusing to come on as a last-minute substitute against Tottenham and walking out of the stadium before the final whistle.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also said he has “no respect” for Erik ten Hag the manager of the club because he dose not respect him too. Speaking of ten Hag, Ronaldo said: “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you. “If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.”
The former Real Madrid forward also gave a scathing review of the club since Sir Alex Ferguson left, claiming there has been no improvement.“The progress was zero. Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed,” he said. “Nothing changes. Not only the jacuzzi, the pool, and even the gym. Even some points of technology, the kitchen, the chefs – who I appreciate, lovely people! They stop in time which surprised me a lot.
“I thought I would see different things, technology, infrastructure. Unfortunately, we see many things I’m used to seeing when I’m 21, 22, and 23. It surprised me a lot.” Ronaldo is not juts spoke of Ten Hag as he also spoke of Ralf Rangnick, who took over on an interim basis last season, claiming he should never have taken the job at United.
Ronaldo on Ralf Rangnick
About that he said: “For example, an interesting point is how a club like Manchester United sacked Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), they bring in a sporting director Ralf Rangnick which is something nobody understands.” “This guy is not even a coach! A big club like Manchester United bringing in a sporting director surprised not only me but all the world.”
His current contract expires in July 2023 but with this interview released just as players depart for the upcoming world cup, his days at the club could be numbered with the January transfer window approaching.