Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Silence On Man United Exit, “Bad Phase In Career”! (Details)
Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his long-held silence after his sour exit from Manchester United, MySportDab reports.
Ronaldo’s Manchester United career came to the wires after Erik Ten Hag assumed the reins as Manchester United manager.
The Portuguese star and five-times Ballon d’Or winner witness an unprecedented slump in his career since he became one of the greatest players ever known.
Ronaldo struggled to make it to Erik Ten Hag’s starting lineup and was benched in most of the games.
Losing his starting berth to the likes of Antony Martial and Marcus Rashford, Ronaldo always cut a frustrated figure in the Man United bench.
At the height of his deteriorating condition, the 38-year-old refused to come on when asked to by Erik Ten Hag and stormed off the pitch in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League.
His faceoff with Erik Ten Hag came to the head when he granted a bombshell interview blasting the manager for disrespecting him and the club’s hierarchy for betraying him.
After the explosive outburst with Piers Morgan, Cristiano Ronaldo was released from his Manchester United contract after a mutual agreement.
He became a free agent before joining Portugal’s national team in the World Cup but was linked with a move to Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
After the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr for a record £174-a-year-deal, making him the highest-paid footballer in history.
However, his move to the Saudi club came after his failed attempt to join a Champions League club in Europe to maintain his presence in Europe topflight.
Ronaldo seems to have gotten back to himself despite an underwhelming start to life in Saudi football.
He has been named by Roberto Martinez in Portugal’s 2024 Euros Qualifiers.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of Portugal’s clash with Liechtenstein, Cristiano Ronaldo addressed his Man United exit in detail.
Describing it as a “bad phase” in his career which he overcame and moved on.
“‘I have no problem saying I had a bad phase of my career, but there’s no time for regrets,’
”Life goes on and, doing well or not, it was part of my growth. When we are at the top of the mountain, we often cannot see what is below.
”Now, I’m more prepared and learning that was important, because I had never been through this, like in the last few months. Now I’m a better man,” he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo will become the most capped national team player in the history of football when he makes his appearance for the team against Liechtenstein bringing his total appearance to a record 197th appearance.
He is also the team’s all-time highest goal-scorer with 118 goals.
Since joining Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 8 goals in 9 appearances for the club, including a four-goal haul.