Presenter Piers Morgan confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo came to him to express his frustrations during his time at Manchester United.
“Cristiano asked me to do it (interview – PV). I didn’t ask him first about the interview, he came up and asked me. It was as simple as that,” Morgan shared with British media. “Cristiano has been thinking about this for some time, it’s no secret that he has expressed his deep disappointment over what’s happening at his current club.”On the morning of November 14 (Hanoi time), right after MU’s 2-1 victory over Fulham in the 16th round of the Premier League this season, Ronaldo surprised when he appeared in an interview with Morgan on Talk TV. At that conversation, the Portuguese superstar declared that he did not respect coach Erik ten Hag and many members of the MU leadership.He said: “I don’t respect Erik ten Hag because he doesn’t respect me. What people say is true (MU is trying to push Ronaldo away from the club – PV). Not only the coach, but two or three other people. at the club are trying to do that.”
The Old Trafford team’s leadership is said to have been extremely disappointed by the statements from the 37-year-old player. British media revealed that coach Ten Hag and MU players only knew about Ronaldo’s interview after the team flew back to Manchester, after the match with Fulham.Morgan also defended Ronaldo about the sensitive speech: “Manchester United are 5th in the Premier League and have reached the play-offs of the Europa League. Since Sir Alex retired, they have stagnated and become one The club is mediocre. Everyone knows this. Ronaldo’s criticism is correct.”In 2008, Morgan once criticized Ronaldo as “a spoiled brat” in an article in the British newspaper. However, the relationship between the two sides has improved in the past few years. Morgan is a longtime Arsenal fan and is known for many harsh statements criticizing manager Arsene Wenger.