Cristiano Ronaldo has once again found himself in the headlines after making several devastating claims during an interview with Piers Morgan. From launching a scathing attack on his club, Manchester United, to lashing out at his former teammates, Ronaldo did nothing to contain his feelings during the much-talked-about interview. The Portuguese striker has revealed that he no longer considers his former team-mates – Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville – as friends.
“They are not my friends, they are my colleagues. We play together, they won’t come, we never had dinner together,” Ronaldo said during the interview.
Ronaldo sparked controversy after he expressed his desire to leave Manchester United before the current season. Things got worse after Ronaldo refused to give up during the Premier League match against Tottenham. As a result, Manchester United head coach Eric ten Hag decided to leave Ronaldo out of the squad for the match against Chelsea.
And after the match against the London-based football club, Neville opined that Ronaldo had to start accepting not being the star.
The comment certainly did not impress the former Real Madrid forward. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner responded by canceling Neville live on TV last month. The incident occurred during the warm-up period, prior to the Premier League clash against West Ham United.
And now, Ronaldo has once again opened up about his upside-down equation with Neville.
“It’s easy to criticize, I don’t know if you have a job in TV that they should criticize in order to become more popular. I really don’t understand it. It’s hard to see people who were in the dressing room with you criticize like that,” Ronaldo said.
However, the 37-year-old didn’t stop there. Ronaldo continued to criticize former teammate Rooney as well. Ronaldo admitted he was completely taken aback by the criticism of the former England striker.
Ronaldo has played 10 Premier League matches so far and has managed to score only once. Ronaldo scored his only goal in the Premier League this season during a clash against Everton in October at Goodison Park. Manchester United eventually won the match with two goals to one.
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