By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Manchester United has began the termination process of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been in conflict with the team for months.
The last straw was Ronaldo’s multi-part interview with TV host Piers Morgan, which aired on TalkTV. The final part aired on Thursday in the United Kingdom.
“Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview,” the team said in a statement. “We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”
The wide-ranging interview covered a variety of topics. In it, he said that he does not have any respect for current head coach Erik Ten Hag.
He has clashed heads with Ten Hag since almost immediately he took over as manager. Ronaldo claims that the manager “provoked” him not to play against Tottenham Hotspur as a “substitute” in October.
Ronaldo was eventually suspended for the club’s next game. Manchester United and Chelsea played to a 1-1 draw.
“It’s something that I regret to leave from the stadium vs Tottenham — but in the same way I felt provoked by Erik Ten Hag,” Ronaldo said in the interview. “Not allowed for me, a coach to put me in three minutes in a game. Sorry, I’m not that kind of player.
“I was very, very disappointed for the communication of Manchester United. To be honest, I never had a problem with any club, with any coach. They suspended me three days… I felt it was a lot.”
The star also claimed that the Glazer family, who also owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has nothing to do with the team. He said that the team made “zero progress” since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
“The owners of the club, Glazers… they don’t care — I mean professionally, sportingly. They don’t care,” he said. “There are some things into the club that don’t help Man Utd to reach top level. I never spoke to them, never!”
He has been training in Portugal leading up to the upcoming World Cup. Portugal begins their pursuit of the World Cup against Ghana on November 24th.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.