Cristiano Ronaldo believes Manchester United has 'betrayed' him
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Cristiano Ronaldo has ripped into Manchester United and opened up about how he thinks the club has 'betrayed' him.
In a stunning interview with Piers Morgan for his TalkTV show, the legendary forward has not held back when describing how he feels amongst his teammates.
A short snippet has been teased The Sun where Ronaldo says he feels 'betrayed' by Manchester United.
When asked if he thinks United is trying to force him out of the club, Ronaldo told Morgan: “Yes, not only the coach but the other two or three guys - they’re around the club.”
"I feel betrayed."— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) November 13, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo tells Piers Morgan he feels like he's being forced out of Manchester United in an explosive interview.
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Morgan replied: “At the senior executive level?”
Ronaldo said: “Yes. That I felt betrayed.”
The talkshow host asked the 37-year-old if he felt United was trying to get rid of him.
Instead of doubling down, Ronald clarified his earlier comment: “Honestly, I shouldn't say that, I don't know.
"But listen, I - I don't care, I'm always… People should listen to the truth.
"Yes, I feel betrayed. And I felt that some people, they don't want me here. Not only this year, but last year too.”
The forward was asked why he felt compelled to open up about his dealings with United now and he said it was finally time 'to say something'.
But that wasn't the only damning part of the interview.
Ronaldo had some choice words for the people who manage the football club and criticised its lack of growth over the years.
“I don't know what's going on but since Sir Alex Ferguson left I saw no evolution in the club, the progress was zero," he said.
"For example we have an interesting point that, how the club as Manchester United after [they] sack Ole, they buy - they bring, Sports Director Ralf Rangnick, which is something that nobody understands.
"This guy is not even a coach.
"A bigger club like Manchester United brings [a] Sports Director - surprised not only me but all the world, you know."
Ronaldo also took time to call out United manager Erik ten Hag and Wayne Rooney.
“I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you," Ronaldo said about ten Hag.
“If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.”
But for Rooney, he when for a double gut-punch in his assessment of the former United legend.
“I don’t know why he criticises me so badly...probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at high level," he said.
“I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true...”
The programme, titled Piers Morgan Uncensored: 90 Minutes with Ronaldo, will be released later this week.
LADbible has reached out to Manchester United for comment.