CRISTIANO RONALDO “regrets” walking off after refusing to come on for Manchester United against Spurs but claims Erik ten Hag “provoked” him.
The Old Trafford rebel spoke frankly again in part 2 of his TalkTV interview with Sun columnist Piers Morgan.
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Ronaldo told Piers Morgan he has some regrets over the incident
And he only seems to partly rue one of the flashpoints of his troubled season – three minutes from the end of a 2-0 home win on October 19.
Ron then inflamed his snub by walking away down the tunnel.
The Portugal legend told Morgan on Thursday night: “Piers, I will be honest with you, it’s something that I regret to [have] left from the stadium – probably.
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“Or maybe no, I don’t know. It’s difficult to tell you 100% if I’m… But let’s say I regret.
“But in the same way I felt provoked by the coach. Not allowed for me, a coach to put me in [for] three minutes in a game.
“Sorry, I’m not that kind of player. I know what I can give to the teams.”
Ten Hag reacted to Ron’s sub sulk by dumping him in United’s Under-21 squad – before he gradually returned to the fold.
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Ronaldo claimed United “betrayed” him and he had no respect for Ten Hag.