Erik ten Hag has told Manchester United bosses that Cristiano Ronaldo should not play for the club again, sources have told ESPN.
Ten Hag believes Ronaldo has gone too far in his criticism of the club and the revelation that he “doesn’t respect” the United boss.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been intensely criticized since summer as he struggled to find form to impress new boss Ten Hag. Who has been leaving Ronaldo on the bench for the majority of United’s season so far.
And now, he has had his say as he spoke exclusively to Piers Morgan. “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.”
While he criticized Ten Hag and he said this on his former boss Rangnick “If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d never even heard of him.”
Ronaldo also went in on former teammate Wayne Rooney, questioning why the Englishman always criticized him. He said: “I don’t know why he criticizes me so badly . . . probably because he finished his career in 30s and I’m still playing at high level.
“I’m not going to say that I’m looking better than him. Which is true . . . ”
Ronaldo also spoke about his decision to return to Old Trafford last summer, rejecting Manchester City.
However, Ronaldo soon realized that the club was no longer the same as when he left the first time around.
Ronaldo continued: “The progress was zero. Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed.
Following this interview, the Chief Reporter sky sports , Solhekol Kaveh stated “Erik ten Hag’s job is to manage Manchester United. He’s not there to baby sit Cristiano Ronaldo and massage his ego. Either Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play for Manchester United or he doesn’t.”
This raised alot of conversations on twitter.
“Eric ten Hag is nobody in this sport. CR7 is surely a top 5 in Football history, and probably the best player that ever play for Manchester United. He should get a treatment according to who he is and what he has done.” @Iaracam_007 tweeted
“He was givn the opportunity to play, he messed it up, didn’t provide any value 2 d team. He ws dropd to the bench, he threw a fit wen he ws askd to com in against spurs. He was dropd for a game, was restored to the first 11, couldn’t make any impact and now he is disrespected?” @ayo_oluwafemi6 tweeted.