Man Utd star Ronaldo: Neville no friend of mine

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has slammed former team-mate Gary Neville saying the TV pundit is no friend of his.

Neville recently said after the Tottenham game that saw Ronaldo refusing to come on as a substitute: “We know him, we love him but he can’t accept not being the star man. He’s going to have to leave, that’s it.”

Ronaldo said on the Piers Morgan show: “To listen as ex-colleagues or team-mates criticise you, when they only see one point of view. It’s easy.

“It’s easy to criticise, I don’t know if you have a job in television that they must criticise to be more famous. I really don’t understand it.

“It’s hard when you see people who was in the dressing room with you criticising that way.”

When asked if Neville had used his name to get attention, Ronaldo responded: “I think they take advantage of that because they are not stupid.

“I’m the number one followed guy in the world. It’s not by coincidence.”