Piers Morgan reacts to Man United axing Cristiano Ronaldo and Glazer family looking to sell the club
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Piers Morgan has offered up his two cents on Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United and the Glazer family weighing up a potential sale of the Old Trafford outfit.
Ronaldo, 37, sat down with Morgan for a bombshell interview and launched a scathing attack on United’s owners, Erik ten Hag and his former teammates.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is representing Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar, expressed his dissatisfaction over his treatment at Old Trafford this season.
United on Tuesday announced that Ronaldo would be leaving the Premier League club with “immediate effect” and thanked him for his “immense contribution.”
Ronaldo broke his silence not long after his United contract was mutually terminated, saying that he loves the club and the fans.
“Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract,” reads the statement.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change.
“It feels like the right time to seek a new challenge. I wish Man Utd all the best.”
Morgan initially took to Twitter after Ronaldo’s United contract was terminated and sent a straightforward tweet to his 8.1m followers: “The End.”
However, the outspoken talk show host later claimed that his explosive interview with Ronaldo “forced” the Glazer family to reconsider their ownership of United.
“Ronaldo’s interview has forced the Glazers to sell up. Incredible,” Morgan tweeted.
The words United fans should be using are 'Thank you, Cristiano.' pic.twitter.com/yVbaZ75uoq— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 22, 2022
Ronaldo’s interview has forced the Glazers to sell up. Incredible. 🔥🔥 https://t.co/eGnuUcYC2S— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 22, 2022
In his following tweet, Morgan shared Ronaldo’s thoughts on the state of United since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013.
And the TalkTV host insisted that United fans should be thanking Ronaldo for speaking out on the club ahead of his departure from Old Trafford.
“The words United fans should be using are ‘Thank you, Cristiano,’” Morgan added.
United on Tuesday evening confirmed that the Glazers were considering “all strategic alternatives” for the Red Devils, including a potential sale.
“The strength of Manchester United rests on the passion and loyalty of our global community of 1.1billion fans and followers,” United co-chairmen Avram and Joel Glazer said.
“As we seek to continue building on the club’s history of success, the board has authorised a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives.
“We will evaluate all options to ensure that we best serve our fans and that Manchester United maximises the significant growth opportunities available to the club today and in the future.
“Throughout this process, we will remain fully focused on serving the best interests of our fans, shareholders and various stakeholders.”