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‘I Feel Betrayed’: Cristiano Ronaldo accuses Erik ten Hag and two others of forcing him out of Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo sat down with Piers Morgan for an ‘explosive’ interview amid ongoing speculation surrounding his Manchester United future.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has accused Erik ten Hag and two others of forcing him out of the club in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Ronaldo also admitted he had no respect for the current United manager as his future at Old Trafford plunges into further doubt.

The Portuguese icon, appearing on ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’, was asked whether he felt United were trying to force him out of the club. In response, he said: “Yes, not only the coach [Ten Hag] but the other two or three guys there around the club. Yes [at senior executive level]. I felt betrayed.”


And he continued his sharp-tongued rant toward the Red Devils by admitting he doesn’t have respect for Ten Hag because he thinks the feeling is mutual. “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,” Ronaldo explained.

Ronaldo has endured a nightmare season at United after failing to engineer a summer transfer to a club playing in the Champions League. That left a sour note in supporters’ mouths, but the antics that followed didn’t help simmer the fractious relationship.

Erik ten Hag suspended Ronaldo after he refused to come on as a substitute in the dying embers of United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in October. As a result, the 37-year-old striker was excluded from the matchday squad against Chelsea days later.

The root of Ronaldo’s problems at Old Trafford stemmed from the club’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as interim manager after sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Reports at the time claimed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner grew unhappy playing for the underwhelming coach.

And Ronaldo confirmed the speculation to Morgan, extraordinarily claiming he didn’t know who the German was before he arrived at United. He said: “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.”

Ronaldo was missing in the Red Devils’ final two games before the World Cup break – Aston Villa on Thursday and Fulham on Sunday. Ten Hag cited the reason for his absence as ‘illness’, but the potential date he met Morgan for the interview, and the manner of his comments, could raise that into question.

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Portugal international Bruno Fernandes hits out at Qatar World Cup


Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has claimed he is “not happy at all” about the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
The host nation has come under scrutiny for its treatment of migrant workers and its stance on human rights and same-sex relationships, while it will also be the first World Cup not to be played in May, June or July.

Speaking after Man United’s 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday, Fernandes criticised the circumstances surrounding the tournament.

The midfielder told Sky Sports: “We know the surroundings of the World Cup, what has been in the past few weeks, past few months, about the people that have died on the construction of the stadiums, we are not happy about that at all.”

“It’s not exactly the time we want to be playing in the World Cup. I think for everyone, players and fans, it’s not the best time.

“Kids will be at school, people will be working and the timings will not be the best for people to watch the games.

“We want football to be for everyone. Everyone has to be included and involved in a World Cup because a World Cup is the world. It’s for everyone, it doesn’t matter who.

“These kind of things I think should not happen at any time. But for a World Cup it’s more than football, it’s a party for fans, players, something that’s a joy to watch, and should be done in a better way.”

Fernandes is expected to be involved when Portugal begin their World Cup campaign against Ghana on November 24 before facing Uruguay and South Korea.


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