Portugal international and Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, says he was betrayed by some persons in the club.
The 37-year-old player who had featured less in Erik Ten Hag’s starting eleven this season than the previous season in an exclusive interview with broadcaster, Piers Morgan, said the coach disrespected him hence he will not show him respect.
Ronaldo who is rated as one of the most wealthiest athletes has had a couple of face-offs with the club.
Recall in June during the summer transfer window, the player reportedly informed the club of leaving if any club comes for him that did not happen because United blatantly refused to let him go because he had one extra left in his contract.
Chelsea was one of many clubs to be linked with a move for Ronaldo over the summer, with Todd Boehly having met his agent Jorge Mendes over a potential deal.
Former Blues boss Thomas Tuchel shot down the idea of signing the United ace, a decision which contributed to his eventual sacking and now Ronaldo has opened up on his current situation at Old Trafford.
The seemingly unhealthy relationship between the player and the club showed up when the player staged a walkout after he was ignored by the coach being told to warm up for a substitute during a match with Everton which they won.
This led to him being banished from the squad for the next game against Chelsea, and despite being welcomed back into the fold since then, Ronaldo has revealed that he has no time for Ten Hag.
Ronaldo admitted to feeling ‘betrayed’ by Erik ten Hag and some senior figures at United.
Asked if United are trying to force him out, the 37-year-old said: “Yes. Not only the coach but the other two or three guys that are around the club.”
When asked if they are at the senior executive level, Ronaldo added: “Yes. I felt betrayed.”
The Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo continued by discussing the idea that United are actively trying to get rid of him, despite being considered one of the greatest players to have played. Ronaldo said: “Honestly, I shouldn’t say that I don’t know but listen, I don’t care.
“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.”
‘I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me,’ Ronaldo said when speaking about Ten Hag. ‘If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.’
Ronaldo finished as United’s top scorer last season with 24 goals in all competitions, but the Red Devils only managed to finish sixth in the Premier League.
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