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"Feel betrayed by Manchester United": Cristiano Ronaldo about having no "respect for Erik Ten Hag"

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford in August 2021 from Juventus.

"Feel betrayed by Manchester United": Cristiano Ronaldo about having no "respect for Erik Ten Hag"
  • Karen Noronha

Last Updated: 08.00 AM, Nov 14, 2022


Cristiano Ronaldo, who is a member of the English Premier League (EPL) team Manchester United and is widely regarded as the GOAT, appears to be dissatisfied. The football star stated in an explosive interview on Sunday that he felt "betrayed" by the Red Devils and that manager Erik ten Hag and other top executives are attempting to oust him from the club.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has played a little role for United since Ten Hag took over in May. The Portuguese player had refused to play as a substitute in a 2-0 victory over Tottenham last month, but later made a comeback to the lineup and even captained the Red Devils in a 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.

However, in an interview with the Piers Morgan Uncensored TV show, the 37-year-old spoke about what exactly is going on in the dressing room.

The footballer, who was absent from the squad in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Fulham, spoke about Ten Hag, "I don't have respect for him because he doesn't show respect for me"

"Not only the coach but another two or three guys around the club. I felt betrayed."

When asked if senior club executives were trying to get him to leave the club, Ronaldo replied: "Yes, I felt betrayed and I felt like some people don’t want me here, not only this year but last year too."

The star, after playing for Real Madrid, joined Juventus and later returned to Old Trafford in August 2021.

Although his tenure is not going as he had hoped, his first stint under Alex Ferguson had been fantastic. Together with him, Ronaldo won three Premier League championships, the Champions League, and his first Ballon d'Or award as the world's finest player.

"Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed," Ronaldo said about his return to United.

"I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Manchester United.

"But you have some things inside that don't help (us) reach the top level as (Manchester) City, Liverpool, and even now Arsenal…a club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not, unfortunately."

Before the start of this season, Ronaldo reportedly wanted to leave the club, but no deal with another club could be reached. United is 11 points off of league-leading Arsenal in fifth place in the Premier League.