Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he “would not respect” Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag, and criticised Ralf Rangnick in addition to a number of others on the membership, in a damning new interview.
Ronaldo re-joined his former employers in the summertime of 2021 and acquired off to a flying begin, however has endured a tough 2022 that has been marred by behavioural incidents and a decline in type on the pitch.
90min discovered in summer time that the 37-year-old had requested to go away United after a dismal season noticed them end out of the Champions League positions in sixth place. And since Erik ten Hag’s arrival as supervisor, his relationship with the membership has continued to interrupt down.
Ronaldo missed the overwhelming majority of pre-season beneath the brand new supervisor and infamously left at half-time in United’s pre-season pleasant towards Rayo Vallecano in July. He is since been utilized in a decreased position by Ten Hag and was dropped fully after leaving the sector early towards Tottenham in October and refusing to come back on in its place within the recreation.
In an interview with Piers Morgan, as launched by The Solar, Ronaldo criticised Ten Hag, saying: “I don’t have respect for him (Ten Hag) as a result of he doesn’t present respect for me. If you happen to don’t have respect for me, I’m by no means gonna have respect for you.”
The 37-year-old additionally spoke on Rangnick, who took over from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim foundation following his sacking and noticed out United’s 2021/22 season: “If you happen to’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d by no means even heard of him (Rangnick).”
Ronaldo added that he feels he has been made out to be a ‘black sheep’ at United and in addition spoke on Wayne Rooney, who criticised the five-time Ballon d’Or winner for his behaviour earlier within the week: “I don’t know why he criticises me so badly…most likely as a result of he completed his profession and I’m nonetheless enjoying at a excessive stage.”
In a video clip launched alongside the written interview, Ronaldo was requested if he felt he was being pressured out of the membership, to which he responded: “Sure. Not solely the coach, however the different two or three guys there across the membership.”
He then confirmed these others have been at a senior govt stage when quizzed by Morgan, and added: “I felt betrayed.”
When requested if he felt they have been making an attempt to eliminate him, Ronaldo admitted: “Actually I should not say that, I do not know, however hear, I do not care. Individuals ought to hear (to) the reality.
“Sure I really feel betrayed and I really feel that some individuals they do not need me right here (at United), not solely this yr however final yr too.”
Ronaldo’s contract with United expires on the finish of the 2022/23 season, however the membership has the choice to increase it for an additional yr.
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