Man Utd chiefs blindsided by Ronaldo interview

Manchester United were blindsided by Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan on Sunday.

BBC Sport reports United were not aware the interview had been done until yesterday morning and the timing is crucial given Ronaldo has not been available for the club’s last two games due to illness.

Ronaldo is now away from the club as he prepares for the World Cup with Portugal.

The striker was informed he would be part of the squad for Sunday’s win at Fulham, but not in the starting XI. He then declared himself ill and pulled out of the squad.