Manchester United players are disappointed and insulted by Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan.
Clips of Ronaldo’s sit-down with Morgan on TalkTV were aired on Sunday. In the interview, Ronaldo accuses Ten Hag and the United executives of trying to force him out of the club, saying they had ‘betrayed him’, claimed they ‘lacked empathy’ following his daughter’s illness and even criticised Wayne Rooney.
Ronaldo’s team-mates are said to be “hugely disappointed” in the 37-year-old, who told United he wanted to leave in the summer before a move failed to materialise.
They feel he has disrespected the club and the current manager by speaking in the way that he did.
According to Sky Sports, manager Erik ten Hag and the United players are extremely disappointed with the manner and timing of Ronaldo’s interview.
As a result, United are said to be considering “all of their options” when it comes to Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford.
The club’s management staff and Ronaldo’s team-mates are said to be confused by the 37-year-old’s actions.
They feel Ronaldo was treated with respect at the club – even after he asked to leave and after he refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham.
United’s players reportedly don’t understand why Ronaldo would tarnish the club’s reputation by conducting such an explosive interview.