Manchester United have issued a statement following their forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview on Sunday.
Ronaldo hit out at Manchester United and their manager Erik ten Hag.
The Portugal captain said Man United had betrayed him and that he did not respect Ten Hag.
“I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me,” Ronaldo said of Ten Hag in an interview with the Piers Morgan Uncensored TV show.
“Not only the coach but another two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed,” he said.
According to AFP, when quizzed again if senior club executives were trying to oust him, Ronaldo replied, “Yes, I felt betrayed and I felt like some people don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too.”
“Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed,” said Ronaldo on what he found on his return to United.
“I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Man United.
“But you have some things inside that don’t help (us) reach the top level as (Manchester) City, Liverpool and even now Arsenal…a club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not unfortunately.”
However, reacting to the development, Man United, in a statement via its website on Monday, said, “Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.
“Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”
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