Man Utd to take ‘appropriate steps’ against Ronaldo after interview
Doha, Nov 18 (EFE).- Manchester United announced Friday that the club is taking “appropriate steps” in response to a television interview star player Cristiano Ronaldo gave that was broadcast this week in which he said he felt “betrayed” by the club and did not respect manager Erik Ten Hag.
Ronaldo’s unsanctioned and incendiary interview also saw him criticize various aspects of the club’s infrastructure, the coaching staff and younger squad members, as well as former players and teammates including United legends Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.
The English club added that it will “not comment further until this process is concluded.”
Former teammates including Neville have called on United to fire the Portuguese superstar for openly criticizing the Old Trafford outfit and have cast doubt on him ever returning to the play for the Red Devils.
British media reports suggest that United are preparing to sue and ban Ronaldo for breach of contract and have asked him not to return to the club’s Carrington training ground after his World Cup stint.
Ronaldo is with the Portuguese national team preparing to captain the side at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
He gave autographs and took selfies with hundreds of fans who were waiting for the national team players on route to Lisbon airport for their flight.
The Portuguese captain was greeted with chants and applause and stopped several times to greet the children, sign stickers, T-shirts and take selfies. EFE