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Piers Morgan Urges Cristiano Ronaldo To Ditch 'Arrogant' Manchester United Teammates And Join Arsenal

Rory O'Callaghan

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Piers Morgan Urges Cristiano Ronaldo To Ditch 'Arrogant' Manchester United Teammates And Join Arsenal

Piers Morgan has urged Arsenal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer after accusing Manchester United's "arrogant" squad of lacking respect for the Portuguese star.

United's top four hopes are now hanging by a thread after they were beaten 3-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.

Ronaldo scored his 22nd of the season for United but goals from Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka and Granit Xhaka secured a crucial victory for Arsenal.

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The Gunners are now fourth in the Premier League, two points clear of fifth-place Tottenham and six ahead of United, who are in sixth.

Arsenal fan Morgan has urged his club to make a move for Ronaldo in the summer window and says he has spoken with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to try and convince him to join.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Morgan said: “When it comes down to money and owners and riches and banking, we’ve got the richest of all of them.

“Stan Kroenke has got £10bn, he’s married to a woman who has got even more in the Walmart heiress who has £15bn. He’s just bought a ranch for £750m, he can afford to buy a couple of strikers!

Ronaldo scored in United's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday (Image: PA)
Ronaldo scored in United's 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday (Image: PA)

“Do you know what I’d do if I was Arsenal manager? I’d go in, get Cristiano Ronaldo and put him up front. I’ve had this conversation with him last week. I said 'come to Arsenal'.

“The Arsenal and Manchester United thing is very interesting. On paper, United have far more talented players and far more experienced, talented players but they don’t have the right attitude.

“The mental attitude is shocking. Whatever is going on in that club…if they didn’t have Ronaldo in the team they wouldn’t be winning, whereas Arsenal have young, hungry, really promising guys who have a great attitude.”

Morgan added: “I’m not even joking. I’d love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Arsenal. If he's not going to stay at United, I’d take him in a heartbeat.

“I watched that game at the weekend and he was the best player on the pitch.

“As a striker, when you watch Ronaldo’s movement and his goalscoring record at 37, I’d put Ronaldo at the front and let these kids learn from him.”

Earlier this season, Ronaldo called out his teammates in an interview in which he questioned their attitude in training and why younger players in the squad were not listening to his advice.

Morgan believes youngsters at Arsenal are more grounded than those at Old Trafford and would be more willing to listen and learn from Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has called out his teammates this season over their attitude in training (Image: PA)
Ronaldo has called out his teammates this season over their attitude in training (Image: PA)

“I think that the egos are writing cheques that the lack of trophies doesn’t cash, and my message to those young United stars is that you’re talented, but your egos are out of control and you should be begging Ronaldo for advice,” added Morgan.

“If you had even a tenth of his work ethic, his ability, his success and his trophies all around the world then you’d be much better than you are now, but there’s an arrogance there about those players which we don’t have at Arsenal.

“That’s not the problem. Bring in a couple of world-class players and then I might start to believe in the process.”

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Featured Image Credit: PA Images & talkSPORT

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal, Manchester United, Transfers, Premier League, Football

Rory O'Callaghan
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