Man Utd has appointed a lawyer to sue superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for breach of contract with the words he said in an interview with Piers Morgan.
What Cristiano Ronaldo said in an interview with Piers Morgan
Cristiano Ronaldo insists his old teacher Alex Ferguson is always on his side after the events that happened with Man Utd this season.
“Sir Alex is always on my side,” Ronaldo told Piers Morgan in an interview aired on the evening of November 17. The Portuguese superstar said that his old teacher understood why he had controversial actions from the beginning of this season.
When Morgan asked Sir Alex Ferguson what he would think of what happened between Man Utd and Ronaldo, the Portuguese superstar replied: “I haven’t spoken to him for about a month now but he always understands. First, Sir Alex understands that Man Utd is not on the path they deserve. He knows and everyone knows.”
According to Ronaldo, some figures at Man Utd know the team is of course but act like they don’t realize it and seek to blame it. He said: “The fans always have the answer, ask them. Man Utd belongs to the fans and they should know the truth. The infrastructure is not good and Man Utd has to change.”
Man Utd angry at CR7’s actions
On November 18, Man Utd issued a 29-word statement, saying that they “have begun to respond to Ronaldo’s recent interview”, and “will not comment further until this process is complete. socks”.
Many British newspapers, including the Guardian, believe that Man Utd has appointed a lawyer to take Cristiano Ronaldo to court for breach of contract. But this team prioritizes the two sides to solve the problem quickly without going to court.
Man Utd has also informed Ronaldo that he does not need to return to the team after the 2022 World Cup. It is almost certain that the 37-year-old striker will not play for Man Utd anymore.
If Ronaldo breaks up because this player violates the contract, Man Utd may not have to pay compensation. CR7 is receiving a weekly salary of nearly $600,000 at Man Utd and has a contract until the end of June 2022. But Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes do not want to lose the compensation, estimated at 14 million USD.
Former captain Gary Neville said he was sad because the relationship between Man Utd and Ronaldo broke down like that. “The greatest talent in Man Utd history may be liquidated,” Neville wrote on Twitter. “It doesn’t deserve to happen like this. If a few weeks ago, the two sides had sat down to negotiate, he could have passed away in a more peaceful way.”
In a 90-minute interview divided into two parts broadcast on November 16 and 17, Ronaldo repeatedly criticized the team, the Glazer host, coach Erik ten Hag, or former players like Wayne Rooney. He “disrespected Ten Hag”, called Rooney a “rat”, said the team “hasn’t changed in 13 years”, and called the management “blind”.
Man Utd board sacked Ronaldo?
The Daily Mail reported that the Glazer family, CEO Richard Arnold, director of football John Murtough and coach Ten Hag all agreed that Cristiano Ronaldo had “done the last straw”, and there was no way to stay at Man Utd. The teammates also no longer want him to continue wearing the “Red Devils” shirt.
Ronaldo is preparing with Portugal for the 2022 World Cup. If his contract is liquidated, he can freely leave in the January 2023 transfer window. Also in the interview with Morgan, the 37-year-old superstar said that he “considers Lionel Messi as a teammate”, and “wants Arsenal to win the Premier League if not Man Utd”.