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Cristiano Ronaldo Slams Ten Hag, Man U, Rooney in Piers Morgan Interview (Video)


  • Cristiano Ronaldo attacked Manchester United and its manager Erik ten Hag in a scathing interview with Piers Morgan.
  • He told Morgan that he doesn’t “have respect” for Ten Hag, who took over as head coach in the summer.
  • Ronaldo also hit out at his former United teammate Wayne Rooney. 

Cristiano Ronaldo attacked Manchester United, the club’s manager Erik ten Hag, and his former teammate Wayne Rooney in a scathing interview with Piers Morgan.

Published in The Sun on Sunday night, Ronaldo told Morgan that he feels “betrayed” by United, that he is being actively forced out of the club, and that he doesn’t “have respect” for Ten Hag.

Ronaldo, 37, has featured sporadically for United under Ten Hag since the Dutch coach took over in the summer and has twice left matches early, even refusing to play in one, after being named as a substitute.

“I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me,” Ronaldo told Morgan of Ten Hag. “If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.”


On Wayne Rooney, who in August urged United to sell Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward said: “I don’t know why he criticizes me so badly, probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at high level.”

He added: “I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true.”


Also in his interview with Morgan, Ronaldo accused United of showing a lack of “empathy” when his young daughter was hospitalized in July and that he had never heard of the club’s previous manager Ralf Rangnick.

“If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United?” he said of Rangnick, who before taking over at United had managed a number of clubs in Germany, including RB Leipzig.

“I’d never even heard of him.”

Ronaldo’s full interview with Morgan, which lasts 90 minutes, will be broadcast over two nights on Wednesday and Thursday on TalkTV.

Manchester United did not immediately reply to Insider when asked about Ronaldo’s comments. 

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Manchester United at Brentford Community Stadium.

Cristiano Ronaldo.

Getty/Sebastian Frej

Ronaldo’s interview with Morgan was published on the same day that United beat Fulham 2-1 in the English Premier League.

Ronaldo did not feature in the match due to illness.

United went ahead at Craven Cottage in just the 14th minute through midfielder Christian Eriksen; however was pegged back after the break by a goal from its former player Dan James.

Teenager Alejandro Garnacho scored the winner for Erik ten Hag’s side in the 93rd minute.

United will not play again until December 20 due to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which starts on Sunday November 20.

Ronaldo is Portugal’s captain for the tournament and he told Morgan he hopes to “win it” for his country before coming back to resolve things at United.

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