Manchester United release statement responding to damning Cristiano Ronaldo interview
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Manchester United have released a statement after an explosive interview by Cristiano Ronaldo surfaced on Sunday night.
In his interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo blasted the club, former manager Ralf Rangnick, current boss Erik ten Hag and his former teammate Wayne Rooney.
The 37-year-old spoke about the difficulties he faced during the tail end of last season and accused the club of showing a lack of empathy.
Ronaldo also said that he felt betrayed by the club.
"I feel betrayed."— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) November 13, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo tells Piers Morgan he feels like he's being forced out of Manchester United in an explosive interview.
90 Minutes with Ronaldo. Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm on TalkTV.@cristiano | @piersmorgan | @TalkTV | #PMU pic.twitter.com/nqp4mcXHB0
Now, United have responded by releasing an official statement. It reads: “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.”
Since clips of the interview surfaced, many United fans have started turning their back on a player they adored for many years.
Some of the Old Trafford faithful branded Ronaldo as a ‘disgrace’ and ‘unprofessional’.
Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has had his say on the matter.
He tweeted: “Ronaldo “I don’t respect the manager. Ronaldo under ETH: Announced he wanted to leave, refused to come on as a substitute, walked off the bench & left before the game had finished. 99% of United fans will be on the side of ETH, which shows how badly Ronaldo has handled this.”
It remains to be seen what will happen to Ronaldo as the Premier League is currently heading into a mid-season break due to the World Cup. Ronaldo will be leading his country Portugal in Qatar as he looks to fire his country to glory.