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Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels ‘betrayed’ by Man Utd’ and has ‘no respect’ for Erik ten Hag

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner tells Piers Morgan in a TalkTV interview he doesn’t respect United’s head coach Erik ten Hag, that the club had “a lack of empathy” for him when his baby daughter fell ill last year.

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo has said he feels “betrayed” by Manchester United and claims he is being forced out of the club.

In a 90-minute interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored, which will be broadcast next week on TalkTV, the Portugal star claimed head coach Erik ten Hag and others want him out of Old Trafford.

When asked if United’s hierarchy were trying to force him out of the club, Ronaldo said: “Yes, not only the coach, but another two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed.”

 

The 37-year-old said in the interview: “I don’t care. People should listen to the truth.

“Yes, I felt betrayed, and I felt like some people don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too.”

Ronaldo revealed he did not respect boss ten Hag, saying: “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.”

 

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also claimed there has been “zero progress” at the club since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and criticised their “lack of sympathy” for him when his baby daughter fell ill and was hospitalised in July.

United has been contacted for comment on the allegations.

Ronaldo has had a turbulent time since re-joining Manchester United in the summer of 2021. He has struggled to get playing time recently, was left on the substitute’s bench despite being 4-0 down against Manchester City, and against Tottenham, he refused to come onto the pitch as a substitute and stormed down the tunnel before full-time.Advertisement

Wayne Rooney commented on the walkout and in the incendiary interview with Morgan, Ronaldo hit out his former United teammate.

‘Cannot be in the team now’

Writing in The Sun newspaper, Morgan revealed Ronaldo said: “I don’t know why he criticises me so badly… probably because he finished his career, and I’m still playing at a high level.

“I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true…”

When news broke on Sunday night, about the interview, player turned Match Of The Day 2 pundit Jermaine Jenas said he was “totally baffled” as to why he had done it, and he believed it had made it now impossible for ten Hag to play him any more.

“He can’t be in the team now,” said Jenas.

Former Liverpool and England player Jamie Carragher said in a tweet he thought “99% of United fans will be on the side of ETH (Erik ten Hag)”.

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That left CR7 stuck at United where he was largely unwanted, while also not wanting to be there himself.

What a conundrum by two completely likable entities.

 

Unable to force a move to this point, Ronaldo decided a new approach to get his way: Scorched Earth.

Ronaldo sat down with Piers Morgan and left bodies all over the studio. Let’s take a look at some of the subjects that CR7 hit on:

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag

“I don’t have respect for Erik ten Hag because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I will never have any for you.”

Former Manchester United consultant Ralf Rangnick

“If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d never even heard of him.”

People at the club who have tried to get rid of him

“Not only the coach, but the other two or three guys around the club…I feel betrayed.”

Breaking down the roster and rebuilding Manchester United

“As Picasso said, you’ve to destroy it to rebuild it… and if they start with me, for me, it’s not a problem. A club of this size should be at the top, but this is not the case, there is no excuses.”

Wayne Rooney

“I don’t know why he criticizes me so badly…probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at high level. I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true.”

BFW staffer Ineednoname

“If I find out who he is after writing this garbage, I am going to show him the true meaning of Portuguese Man O’ War.”

Okay, okay…I made that one up, but it honestly would have been believable at this point. BFW is not exactly an unknown site to the English media. I mean, the Daily Mail did feature Ineednoname and actually hired Jake!

Finally, there was Ronan Murphy, who delivered his own zinger on this whole situation:

Source: news.sky.com; www.bavarianfootballworks.com

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