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‘Betrayed’ Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Erik ten Hag and Man United during explosive interview

Marcus Chan

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‘Betrayed’ Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Erik ten Hag and Man United during explosive interview

Cristiano Ronaldo has blasted Manchester United and Erik ten Hag during an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

It has been a turbulent season for Ronaldo as he was denied a summer exit by United after the Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been intensely criticised since the summer as he struggled to find form to impress new boss Ten Hag. Who has been leaving Ronaldo on the bench for the majority of United’s season so far.

And now, he has had his say as he spoke exclusively to Morgan.

According to The Sun, Ronaldo feels betrayed by his club during a very difficult part of his life.

He also criticised Ten Hag and former boss Ralf Rangnick. On Rangnick 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.”

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Whilst he blasted Ten Hag for having no respect, Ronaldo added: “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.”

Ronaldo also went in on former teammate Wayne Rooney, questioning why the Englishman always criticised him. He said: “I don’t know why he criticises 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 . . . ”

Ronaldo also spoke about his decision to return to Old Trafford last summer, rejecting Manchester City.

He said: “I followed my heart. He (Sir Alex) said to me, ‘It’s impossible for you to come to Manchester City, and I said, ‘OK, Boss’.”

However, Ronaldo soon realised that the club were no longer the same as when he left the first time around.

Ronaldo continued: “The progress was zero. Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed.

“I think the fans should know the truth. I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Manchester United.

“But you have some things inside that don’t help (us) reach the top level as 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.”

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Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag

Marcus Chan
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