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Cristiano Ronaldo says he feels “betrayed” by Manchester United and is being pressured out of the membership.
Ronaldo promised in August he would give his model of life at Outdated Trafford after failing to safe a transfer away from United to a membership enjoying within the Champions League, as he had hoped.
The veteran Portuguese has now damaged his silence in a wide-ranging interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV.
Manchester United have been requested for a response to Ronaldo’s claims.
United, who beat Fulham 2-1 on Sunday, are fifth within the Premier League in supervisor Ten Hag’s first season in cost.
When requested if United’s hierarchy have been making an attempt to power him out of the membership, Ronaldo mentioned: “Sure, not solely the coach [Erik ten Hag], however one other two or three guys across the membership. I felt betrayed.”
When quizzed once more if senior membership executives have been making an attempt to oust him, the 37-year-old mentioned: “I do not care. Folks ought to take heed to the reality.
“Sure, I felt betrayed and I felt like some individuals don’t desire me right here, not solely this yr however final yr too.”
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Ronaldo has not performed due to an unspecified sickness since he captained United of their 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa on 6 November.
He was dropped for the Premier League recreation at Chelsea final month by Ten Hag after refusing to return on instead in opposition to Tottenham three days earlier.
“I haven’t got respect for him as a result of he would not present respect for me,” Ronaldo informed Morgan. “If you do not have respect for me, I am by no means gonna have respect for you.”
The interview will probably be proven over two nights on Wednesday and Thursday.
Ronaldo additionally talks to Morgan concerning the lack of his child son in April and the way touched he was by a tribute paid to him by the Liverpool followers at a recreation in opposition to United at Anfield within the days afterwards.
The entire interview is 90 minutes lengthy however Morgan has written a model for the Solar newspaperexternal-link during which it’s clear the contempt Ronaldo has for the way he has discovered United since he returned to the membership amid enormous fanfare in August 2021.
“I believe the followers ought to know the reality,” he says. “I would like the most effective for the membership. This is the reason I come to Manchester United.
“Since [former manager] Sir Alex [Ferguson] left, I noticed no evolution within the membership. Nothing had modified.
“I like Manchester United, I like the followers, they’re all the time on my facet. But when they need to do it totally different… they’ve to alter many, many issues.”
Ronaldo says his view of the membership is shared by Ferguson, who was pivotal in his return to Outdated Trafford from Juventus when it appeared he would possibly be a part of Manchester Metropolis.
“He is aware of higher than anyone that the membership isn’t on the trail they need to be,” added Ronaldo.
“He is aware of. Everybody is aware of. The individuals who do not see that… it is as a result of they do not need to see; they’re blind.”
Ronaldo had not ‘heard’ of Rangnick
Ronaldo’s former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was United supervisor when the Portuguese returned to the membership earlier than he was changed by Ralf Rangnick after which present boss Ten Hag.
On Rangnick, Ronaldo mentioned: “When you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I might by no means even heard of him.”
Wayne Rooney has criticised former United team-mate Ronaldo’s behaviour this season and the Portugal worldwide additionally criticised the ex-England striker.
“I do not know why he criticises me so badly… in all probability as a result of he completed his profession and I am nonetheless enjoying at a excessive stage,” mentioned Ronaldo.
“I am not going to say that I am trying higher than him. Which is true…”