Manchester United have broken their long-held silence after Cristiano Ronaldo granted a controversial interview about the club with veteran broadcaster Piers Morgan, MySportDab reports.
Ronaldo sparked reactions when he took on the bombshell interview to blast Erik Ten and Manchester United hierarchy for his travails at the club.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner slammed the management of the club for wrong handling of the club, admitting that the glorious days has long gone since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
He also said he was betrayed by a few individuals in the United hierarchy who did not want him at the club since last year.
On Erik Ten Hag, Ronaldo said he doesn’t respect the former Ajax manager due to how he has treated him at the club.
Apparently, the 37-year-old was referring to his struggle to break into United’s starting lineup since the beginning of the season.
Erik Ten Hag has reduced Cristiano Ronaldo to cameo appearances off the bench, a situation thet has not sat well with the Portuguese star.
Meanwhile, his interview has already sparked outrage among Man United players, who believe that he has disrespected the club by granting the interview.
Since snippets of the Ronaldo interview emerged early today, Manchester United have remained silent.
Now, the club has finally broken its long-held silence on the new development. A statement on the club’s website reads;
“Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo.
“The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.
“Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”
Ronaldo’s interview has capped all on-pitch and off-pitch collisions with Erik Ten Hag and the club.
The Portuguese star has a word for all his travails, ‘betrayal’, and the interview can be seen as a way for him to harvest his pound of flesh before going into the World Cup break with the Portugal national team.