MANCHESTER, England – Cristiano Ronaldo, a forward for Manchester United, claims he feels “betrayed” by the team, doesn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag, and is being ejected.
Ronaldo, 37, vowed in August that he would share his perspective on life at Old Trafford after being unsuccessful in his pursuit of a transfer to a club competing in the Champions League. Manchester United stated that they had “noted the media coverage” in a statement.
Ronaldo mentioned the following in the several interviews, he confirms:
At the club, people were attempting to eject him. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the team in 2013, there had been “no progression,” and the Scotsman concurred that United were “not on the route they need to be.
The club also lacked “empathy” when his small daughter was admitted to the hospital in July. The great player said that he had “never heard” of the previous coach Ralf Rangnick.
He expressed ignorance regarding the criticism from his former teammate Wayne Rooney and said, “Probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing.”
Is the leadership of United attempting to remove him? Yes, not just the coach, but also another two or three club members, stated Ronaldo, “I felt cheated.”
When questioned about whether top club officials were attempting to have him fired, he responded, “People should listen to the truth. Yes, I felt deceived and I felt like some people don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too.
In Ten Hag’s first season as manager, the Red Devils, who defeated Fulham 2-1 on Sunday, are sixth in the Premier League.
United stated in a statement on Monday that it will “consider its response once the complete facts have been revealed.”
Our attention is still on getting ready for the second half of the season and maintaining the spirit of camaraderie that is developing among the players, coach, staff, and supporters.
Ronaldo claims that he does not respect Ten Hag.
Ronaldo hasn’t played since he led United in their 3-1 loss at Aston Villa on November 6 due to an unidentified ailment.
Following his refusal to enter the game as a substitute against Tottenham three days prior, Ten Hag benched him for the Premier League match at Chelsea last month.
Ronaldo stated, “I don’t have regard for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. “I’ll never have respect for you if you don’t have respect for me.”
Ronaldo also talked about losing his infant son in April and how moved he was by the homage Liverpool supporters gave to him at a match versus United at Anfield in the days that followed.
The name Rangnick was unknown to Ronaldo.
The United manager when Ronaldo returned to the team was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was later replaced by Ralf Rangnick and then Ten Hag.
Rangnick accepted the position after leaving his position as Lokomotiv Moscow’s head of sports and development. He had previously established his reputation while living in Germany, with both Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, and Thomas Tuchel, the former Chelsea manager, speaking highly of their fellow countryman.
“If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United?,” Ronaldo remarked of Rangnick. “I’d never even heard of him.”
In addition, Ronaldo addressed Wayne Rooney’s criticism of him for his actions this season as a former United teammate.
“I don’t know why he criticizes me so harshly, but it’s probably because his career is over and mine is still going strong,” remarked Ronaldo. “Although it is true, I won’t state that I appear better than he does.”