“I Don’t Have Respect For Erik Ten Hag, I Feel Betrayed” – Cristiano Ronaldo Explodes
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Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has disclosed that he was betrayed bat the club adding that he does not have respect for the manager, Erik ten Hag
Ronaldo who has come under criticisms for refusing to come into the filed during substitution in United’s match against Brighton last month, said in an interview on Sunday that the Red Devils lacked ambition and are technologically backward.
“Yes [he’s being forced out]. Not only the coach, but another two of three guys around. I felt betrayed.
“People should listen to the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed and I felt that some people didn’t want me here [at Utd], not just this year, but last year too.”
“I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I will never have any for you.”
“Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed.
“I think the fans should know the truth. 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 City, Liverpool and even now Arsenal.
“I love Manchester United, I love the fans, they’re always on my side. But if they want to do it different, they have to change many, many things.
“He [Sir Alex Ferguson] knows better than anybody that the club is not on the path they deserve to be. He knows. Everyone knows. The people who don’t see that… it’s because they don’t want to see; they are blind.”
“A club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not unfortunately,” the former Real Madrid star said.
Ronaldo says his 3 month old daughter was hospitalised in July, that is why he could not return for pre-season and he felt hurt because senior executives at Manchester United doubted him.
“As Picasso said, you have to destroy it to rebuild it and if they start with me, for me, it’s not a problem.”
On Wayne Rooney: “I don’t know why he criticizes me so much… probably because he’s finished his career and I’m still playing at the top level.”
He claims he has been made the ‘black sheep’ who gets blamed for all of Man United’s failings.
Ronaldo says it will require changes for Man Utd to become title challengers again: “You have to destroy it to rebuild it and if they start with me, for me, it’s not a problem. I love Manchester United, I love the fans, they’re always on my side.
A club of this size should be at the top, but This is not the case, there is no excuses.”
Ronaldo laughs and says this about Wayne Rooney: “I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true.”
“I followed my heart. He [Sir Alex Ferguson] said to me, ‘It’s impossible for you to go to Manchester City’, and I said, ‘OK, Boss’.
“Fans for me are everything. This is why I give this interview, because I think it’s the right time to speak my mind.
“They [the fans] are the most important things in football. You play for them. They are always on my side. I feel that every time when I go out, when I walk in the streets, the fans come up to me and they appreciate what I do for football.
“A big club like Manchester United bringing in a sporting director like Rangnick surprised not only me but all the world. This guy is not even a coach.
“Nothing changed [since I left]. The pool, the jacuzzi, even the gym, even some technology. Even the chefs who I appreciate, lovely people. I thought I would see new technology, infrastructure. I saw things I saw when I was 20,21,23.”
Manchester United defeated Fulham 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to consolidate their 5th position on the English Premier League table.
Ronaldo will now shift attention to the 2022 World Cup which kicks off on Sunday as he joins his national team, Portugal.
Portugal will face Nigeria in a warm up match on Thursday before they begin their World Cup campaign in Qatar on Thursday, 24th November against Black Stars of Ghana.