Piers Morgan reveals Cristiano Ronaldo approached him to do the controversial interview due to his deep frustration at Manchester United
Piers Morgan has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo approached him to do the controversial interview where he claimed he felt ‘betrayed’ by Manchester United.
According to Morgan, Ronaldo wanted to do the interview focusing on the problems at United and his contentious relationship with Erik ten Hag.
In excerpts from the never-before-seen TV interview, Ronaldo accused the club of ‘betraying’ him and lambasted the manager Erik ten Hag, adding he doesn’t ‘respect’ the Dutchman. He also criticized his former teammate, Wayne Rooney for his constant criticism.
The full two-part interview will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday evening with more explosive comments expected from Ronaldo.
Morgan himself admits he enjoys a good friendship with the Portuguese star and insisted he felt compelled to do the interview after being contacted by Ronaldo, as he also defended the timing of his exit .
“Cristiano asked me to do it. Simple as that. I didn’t ask him, he asked me. He’s been thinking about it for a while, it’s no secret that he’s accumulated a deep frustration about what is happening at United,’ Morgan told talkSPORT.
“He feels he has to speak out, he knows it will be incendiary, that he will bring change, but he also thinks he should. He knows people will criticize him, but he also knows what he says is true.
“Sometimes the truth hurts. He’s been thinking about it for a while and I got a call. The World Cup is about to start, it gives him a month away from United and it gives him time to settle into what he said. He can come back and fix the problems.
“He comes back several times in the interview, he loves Manchester United, he loves the fans but what he comes back to, in his opinion, is the stagnant club that hasn’t moved the way he has. left. He can’t understand why and he thinks that if he doesn’t talk, nothing will change. Morgana says.
Ronaldo completed his return to Old Trafford at the start of the 21/22 season after being persuaded to join Man United by legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, 12 years after leaving to join Real Madrid in a transfer record 80 million pounds. .