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Simon Jordan and Piers Morgan's explosive argument about Cristiano Ronaldo interview has everyone talking

Daniel Marland

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Simon Jordan and Piers Morgan's explosive argument about Cristiano Ronaldo interview has everyone talking

Simon Jordan and Piers Morgan went at it over the latter's recent interview with Cristiano Ronaldo live on talkSPORT - it was absolute carnage.

The Manchester United forward sat down with Morgan to 'set the record straight' about his second stint at the club.

Ronaldo put manager Erik ten Hag, as well as United's owners, the Glazer family, to rights in a mammoth 90-minute chat.

United have since confirmed they're taking 'appropriate steps' in response to Ronaldo's interview. Reports on Friday claimed United will 'effectively sack' the five-time Ballon d'Or winner if possible.

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Morgan is a close friend of Ronaldo's, something Jordan thinks impacted how hard-hitting his questions were.

Former Crystal Palace owner Jordan claimed it was a 'comfortable' interview with Ronaldo's answers rarely challenged.

He compared it to Oprah Winfrey's chat with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2021, which infuriated Morgan at the time.

Jordan declared: "I listened to an interview where very little was challenged. It was accepted at face value, nothing was pushed back on, and it was evaluated from the perspective of an admiring set of eyes sat on the opposite side of the desk."

Ronaldo's last appearance to date was a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa earlier this month. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Ronaldo's last appearance to date was a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa earlier this month. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Morgan disagreed with that take, explaining: "I’m always happy to take interviewing technique advice from Simon. I’m always happy to take lectures from people who never interview people.

"I did challenge him. I got him to admit he shouldn’t have done what he did at Tottenham. I got him to make other admissions, too.

"I’m not quite sure what you mean by challenging? He was setting the record straight about stuff he felt was misleading and untrue in the media."

Jordan was quick to point out Ronaldo referring to individuals in United's hierarchy via job title rather than name. He thinks Morgan could've pushed harder to get names.

He retorted: "I can give you examples. I wasn’t giving you a lecture, I was giving an opinion. An example would be, if the argument was about executives who didn’t want him before and don’t want him now, who are these executives?"

The whole six-minute argument is a riveting watch. You can check it out below.

Ronaldo has scored three goals for United this season, with just one of those coming in the Premier League.

Despite claiming he doesn't respect ten Hag, he was named captain for a 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa earlier this month.

The 37-year-old has likely played his last game for United. He's currently on international duty ahead of Portugal's World Cup opener against Ghana on November 24.

Featured Image Credit: talkSPORT, Talk TV & Piers Morgan

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United

Daniel Marland
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