By Victor Kanayo
The management of Manchester United has responded to the viral interview which one of its players Cristiano Ronaldo accused the club of betrayal.
In a statement on Monday November 14, 2022, the club simply wrote, “Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo. The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.
“Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”
Ronaldo launched a dramatic attack on his employers and their new manager in a bombshell interview with Morgan.
A clip of him discussing how he felt “betrayed” by the club was published late on Sunday night and the full interview will be released Wednesday and Thursday this week.
The preview has sparked outrage amongst many fans and proved a damning indictment of how the relationship between Ronaldo and United has fallen apart.
It is understood that United only found out about the interview whilst travelling back from London after their last-gasp win over Fulham, from which Ronaldo was missing due to illness.
Ten Hag is set to hold crunch talks with United chiefs over how to deal with the Ronaldo issue.
The Portuguese attacker, who will now head to Qatar for the World Cup, was fined by the club earlier this month after refusing to come on as a substitute and storming down the tunnel before full-time against Tottenham.
It has been reported that United’s squad are ready to see the back of the 37-year-old, considering he has become a destabilising presence amid an upturn in the club’s form.