Cristiano Ronaldo has finally revealed his issues with Manchester United and, more specifically, Head Coach Erik ten Hag.
During the transfer window, it had been rumoured that Ronaldo wanted to quit the club, but he has now denied the allegations and instead blamed ten Hag and top club officials for trying to force him out of the club.
In what is now expected to be a clear and complete severance of ties between the two parties, Ronaldo has said that he doesn’t respect ten Hag.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said this in an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan, as quoted by Daily Mail.
‘Honestly, I shouldn’t say that. But listen, I don’t care. People should listen to the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed. I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. Some people, they don’t want me here – not only the coach but the other two or three guys. Not only this year, but last year too.”
Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United under ten Hag has been rocky, to say the least. The former Real Madrid striker missed the manager’s maiden preseason training.
He has then been dropped from the starting XI severally before being dropped from the squad entirely after refusing to come on against Tottenham Hotspur.
It’s now hard to see how he will remain at the club beyond January.