“They didn’t believe anything was wrong”
Cristiano Ronaldo accused Manchester United of doubting his daughter was ill in hospital when he told them it was the reason he returned late for pre-season training this summer.
In his explosive tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, he claimed the club had ‘betrayed’ him while insisting he had ‘no respect’ for head coach Erik ten Hag.
Sportsmail have revealed that lawyers for Old Trafford are exploring potential ways the interview could constitute a breach of contract, with United hoping to terminate their contract and quit the saga.
In new excerpts from the interview, Ronaldo alleged that Red Devils officials ‘didn’t believe anything was wrong’ when he returned late for pre-season and blamed it on illness. his little girl.
Portugal captain and partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, has tragically revealed that their newborn son died during childbirth on April 18, but his twin daughter survived.
Ronaldo said: “I spoke with the directors and the chairman of Manchester United and they kind of didn’t believe anything was wrong, which made me feel bad.”
“They believed it but it was something that really hurt me because they doubted my words.
“We spent a week in the hospital because Bella was in big trouble and I didn’t go to pre-season because of that.
“Because I wasn’t going to leave my family if anything happened to do a pre-season because I didn’t think it was right to leave my family.
“That’s why I didn’t go.
Announcing their heartbreaking loss in April, Cristiano wrote: “It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain a parent can feel.
“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support.
“We are all devastated by this loss and kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our little boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.’