Portuguese superstar and Manchester United player, Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he feels betrayed by the club because he is being forced to leave.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to United from Juventus on a two-year contract in August 2021, returning to the club where he won eight major trophies from 2003 to 2009.
In an interview with Piers Morgan on Sunday, November 13, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked if the club’s hierarchy was attempting to force him out.
In response, Cristiano Ronaldo stated: “Yes. Not only the coach, but the other two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed.”
He went on to say that he has no respect for Erik ten Hag because he doesn’t show respect for him.
“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,” he said.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner gave a review of the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, saying: “The progress was zero. Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed.
Nothing changes. Not only the jacuzzi, the pool, even the gym. Even some points of technology, the kitchen, the chefs; who I appreciate, lovely people! They stop in time which surprised me a lot.
I thought I would see different things, technology, infrastructure. Unfortunately, we see many things I’m used to seeing when I’m 21, 22, 23. It surprised me a lot.
For example, an interesting point is how a club like Manchester United sacked Ole (Gunnar Solskjaer), they bring in a sporting director Ralf Rangnick which is something nobody understands.
This guy is not even a coach! A big club like Manchester United bringing in a sporting director surprised not only me but all the world.”