Cristiano Ronaldo accuses Erik ten Hag of deliberately ‘provoking’ him

He still had some under his crampons. In the last part of his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, star host of the TalkTV channelbroadcast Thursday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo, on the verge of divorce from Manchester United, says he refused to come into play against Tottenham on October 19 (2-0) because he felt “provoked” by the disrespect of his trainer, Erik ten Hag. After this episode, the club suspended him for the next match.

“I felt provoked. I have no respect for him because he shows no respect for me”

“I think he did it deliberately”he said of ten Hag’s decision not to start him that day. “I felt provoked. I have no respect for him because he shows no respect for me”he continued, in a straight line excerpts broadcast from Sunday evening of this interview.

“I think it was a strategy on the part of the club to make me react in this wayRonaldo continued. I was very, very, very, very disappointed with the communication from Manchester United. »

MU waits to react

After the broadcast of the first excerpts, the management of the Red Devils contented itself with indicating in a press release published on Monday that it “would provide an answer after the full facts have been established”.

The former club captain Gary Neville for his part said on Thursday that he did not see how the club could do not to terminate Ronaldo’s contract, which runs until the end of the season.

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