Ronaldo Slams Manchester United in a scathing Interview
Former World best soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo bared it all, attacking his club, Manchester United, manager Erik ten Hag, and his former teammate Wayne Rooney in a scathing interview with Piers Morgan.
Published in The Sun on Sunday night, Ronaldo told Morgan that he feels "betrayed" by United, that he is being actively forced out of the club, and that he doesn't "have respect" for Ten Hag.
Ronaldo, 37, has featured sporadically for United under Ten Hag since the Dutch coach took over in the summer and has twice left matches early, even refusing to play in one, after being named as a substitute.
"I don't have respect for him because he doesn't show respect for me," Ronaldo told Morgan of Ten Hag. "If you don't have respect for me, I'm never gonna have respect for you."
On Wayne Rooney, who in August urged United to sell Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward said: "I don't know why he criticizes me so badly, probably because he finished his career and I'm still playing at high level."
He added: "I'm not going to say that I'm looking better than him. Which is true."
Also in his interview with Morgan, Ronaldo accused United of showing a lack of "empathy" when his young daughter was hospitalized in July and that he had never heard of the club's previous manager Ralf Rangnick.
"If you're not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United?" he said of Rangnick, who before taking over at United had managed a number of clubs in Germany, including RB Leipzig.
"I'd never even heard of him."
Ronaldo's full interview with Morgan, which lasts 90 minutes, will be broadcast over two nights on Wednesday and Thursday.
Manchester United did not immediately reply when asked about Ronaldo's comments.
Ronaldo's interview with Morgan was published on the same day that United beat Fulham 2-1 in the English Premier League.
Ronaldo did not feature in the match due to illness.
United will not play again until December 20 due to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which starts on Sunday November 20.