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Manchester United legend forwards theory on why Cristiano Ronaldo did the Piers Morgan interview

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park on November 06, 2022 in Birmingham, England.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo wanted a way out of Manchester United by doing Piers Morgan interview

Manchester United icon Gary Neville believes Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to force the club’s hand into selling him by doing the interview with Piers Morgan. The former captain of the Red Devils sees no way back for the Portuguese star at the Old Trafford side.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus star heavily criticised the club and has stated that he had ‘no respect’. Consequently, the gaffer does not want the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to feature for the club again.

Speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Metro), Neville, who played alongside Ronaldo at one time, feels the Portuguese icon deliberately put out the interview to end his stint at United.

Gary Neville feels Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United.
Gary Neville feels Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United. (Photo by James Gill/Getty Images)

“I don’t think he wants a way back. I don’t think he would have done this interview if he wanted a way back.

“He knew this would be one that would bring about the headlines it has and bring the end of his United career. If you do that in any business, there is going to be no employment there for you in the future.”

The 37-year-old’s statements made headlines a few hours after the Red Devils’ emphatic late win against Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League. Alejandro Garancho scored in stoppage time to hand the Old Trafford side the three points.

Many fans have been disgruntled by the timing of when the comments were released. And most of the supporters disagree with the forward taking a dig at Ten Hag.

Ronaldo has missed the last two fixtures for United against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup and the Cottagers. And now, the 37-year-old is set to travel to Qatar with Portugal for the World Cup.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will not return to Manchester for at least the next few weeks with the prestigious tournament in the Middle East. Os Navegadores are set to take on Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea in Group H.

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Unfortunately, it seems that the end for Ronaldo at United is near. And the interview has only fast-tracked that proposition. The Portuguese has not enjoyed the best of seasons in Manchester. And most fans feel it is best for the two parties to part ways with mutual consent.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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