Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag ‘tells club bosses Cristiano Ronaldo should never play for them again’ after explosive interview
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has reportedly told club bosses that Cristiano Ronaldo should never play for them again after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
The Portuguese superstar said he felt ‘betrayed’ by the Red Devils and disrespected his manager Ten Hag in the explosive interview.
ESPN reported that Ten Hag had delayed his family holiday following Ronaldo’s stunning interview and demanded the 37-year-old never play for the club again.
The Dutchman believes Ronaldo went too far in his criticism of the club and himself and held a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive Richard Arnold and director of football John Murtough to air his views on Monday November 14.
A number of players are also said to be ‘furious’ at the time of the striker’s outburst which was first revealed on Sunday, days before the start of the 2022 World Cup.
With the explosive interview, Ten Hag are reportedly ready to let Ronaldo leave Old Trafford – even if they can’t find a replacement during the January transfer window.
Ronaldo also said in the interview that Manchester United doubted his daughter was sick in hospital when he returned late for pre-season training.
Ten Hag wasn’t the only person to be targeted by Ronaldo during his interview.
He denounced former United caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick, saying he was ‘not even a manager’ and had ‘never heard of him’.
Ronaldo also accused Sky Sports pundit and former team-mate Gary Neville of using him to be “more famous” and also hit back at Wayne Rooney who called his behavior “unacceptable”.