Manchester United coach, Erik ten Hag has reportedly told the club bosses that Cristiano Ronaldo should never play for them again after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
The Portuguese superstar said he felt ‘betrayed’ by the Red Devils and that he doesn’t respect his coach Ten Hag in the explosive interview.
ESPN have reported that Ten Hag has delayed his family holiday in the fallout from Ronaldo’s astonishing interview and has demanded that the 37-year-old never play for the club again.
The Dutchman feels Ronaldo has gone too far in his criticism of the club and against himself and held a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive Richard Arnold, and football director John Murtough to express his views on Monday November 14.
It’s also said that a number of players are ‘furious’ at the timing of the striker’s outburst which first came to light on Sunday, days before the start of the 2022 World.
With the bombshell interview, Ten Hag would be willing to let Ronaldo leave Old Trafford – even if they can’t find a replacement during the January transfer window.
Ronaldo also stated in the interview that Manchester United doubted his daughter was ill in hospital when he arrived back late for pre-season training.
Ten Hag was not the only person to be targeted by Ronaldo during his interview.
He hit out at former United interim boss Ralf Rangnick saying he wasn’t ‘even a coach’ and had ‘never heard of him’.
Ronaldo also accused Sky Sports pundit and former team-mate Gary Neville of using him to be ‘more famous’ and also hit back at Wayne Rooney who labelled his behaviour as ‘unacceptable’.