Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo says the membership has betrayed him and he’s being pressured to depart, whereas he does not respect supervisor Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo returned to United from Juventus for a second spell at Previous Trafford in August 2021 on a two-year deal, returning to the membership the place he received eight main trophies from 2003 to 2009.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV launched on Sunday, Ronaldo was requested whether or not the United hierarchy was making an attempt to push him out of the membership.
“Yeah, not simply the coach (Ten Hag) however two or three different guys on the membership. I felt betrayed,” he stated.
“Sure, I really feel betrayed and I felt that some individuals don’t need me right here, not simply this yr, but in addition final yr.”
Final month, Ten Hag stated Ronaldo refused to return on in its place in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur when the striker got here down the tunnel with a couple of minutes left within the match after being left on the bench.
He was then not a part of the squad that confronted Chelsea the next Saturday.
The 37-year-old ahead, who will captain Portugal on the Qatar World Cup, stated of Ten Hag: “I’ve no respect for him as a result of he does not respect me. In case you do not respect me, I will by no means respect you.”
United didn’t instantly reply when contacted by Reuters for remark. After the sport with Tottenham, Ten Hag stated that Ronaldo stays “an necessary participant within the squad”.
Ronaldo stated Manchester United didn’t assist him when his daughter was taken to hospital in July. He stated the membership doubted him and confirmed a scarcity of empathy when he did not make it in time for pre-season coaching.
“I feel followers ought to know the reality,” he stated.
“I need the most effective for the membership. That is why I got here to Manchester United.
“However you’ve got some issues inside that do not assist us attain the very best degree like Metropolis, Liverpool and thus far Arsenal… a membership of that measurement must be on the prime of the tree in my view and they’re sadly not.”
Ronaldo’s first spell was with former United supervisor Alex Ferguson, who retired in 2013. The Portuguese stated his imaginative and prescient of the membership is shared by Ferguson.
“Progress has been zero Since Sir Alex (Ferguson) left I have never seen any progress on the membership. Nothing has modified,” Ronaldo stated.
“He is aware of higher than anybody that the membership just isn’t on the trail it deserves.
“He is aware of. Everybody is aware of. Individuals who do not see it… it is as a result of they do not wish to see it, they’re blind.”
Ronaldo additionally criticized the membership’s resolution final season to switch coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Portuguese’s former teammate, with Ralf Rangnick.
Rangnick has left his position as head of sport and growth for Russian aspect Lokomotiv Moscow to take over at Previous Trafford.
“After the membership sacked Ole, they introduced within the sporting director Ralf Rangnick, which is one thing no person understands,” Ronaldo stated.
“This man, he is not even a coach. An amazing membership like Manchester United brings a sporting director who shocked not solely me, however the entire world.”