Portuguese forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has raised the dust on months of uncertainties and suspected volatility at Old Trafford.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner spilled his guts in an exclusive interview with broadcaster Piers Morgan, released on Sunday.
Ronaldo was critical of Ten Hag, the club, and former interim boss Ralf Rangnick about their football approach and how he felt concerning their managerial performances.
“I don’t have respect for him [Ten Hag] because he doesn’t show respect for me,” Ronaldo said.
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According to him, “Manchester United tried to force me out.”
“Not only the manager but the other two or three guys around the club [at the senior executive level]. I felt betrayed. I don’t care, people should listen to the truth.
Yes, I felt betrayed. I feel that some people didn’t want me here, not only this year but last season too.”
The former Real Madrid star claimed to have no recollection of who Rangnick was before he was appointed caretaker manager last season.
Reacting to the release of the fragmented interview, Manchester United noted in a statement that the “club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.”
According to the club, the “focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”
18-year-old female footballer meets Neymar
In other news, a budding teenage footballer, Zulfah Abdulazeez, was recently selected among seven players around the world to play alongside Neymar in Qatar.
Abdulazeez, who sells kola nut under a famous Lagos bridge, was the only African picked by Neymar for the 5-a-sied tournament hosted in Qatar.
The 18-year-old took to her Instagram page to share the story with her over twenty-nine thousand fans.
Abdulazeez, who refers to herself as the ‘hijabballer’ was seen in several shared photos with Neymar and a host of other skillful footballers around the world.
Her selection by Neymar himself followed a video submission of her display on the pitch.