MANCHESTER UNITED have responded to Cristiano Ronaldo’s bombshell interview with SunSport columnist Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo slammed the club and revealed he does not respect manager Erik ten Hag in the 90-minute sit-down on TalkTV.
Manchester United have taken steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview
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United chiefs, including Ten Hag, met on Monday to discuss how to respond to Ronaldo’s outburst.
The club have now released a short club statement which reads: “Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview.
“We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”
It follows a lengthier statement issued earlier this week in which the club acknowledged the tell-all interview.
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In the first half of the interview which aired on Wednesday Ronaldo described his shock at the club’s stagnation since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.
He also spoke of his surprise at the club appointing Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis – revealing he had never even heard of the German.
He said: “The Glazers, they don’t — they don’t care about, about the club. I mean, professional sport.
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“As you know this, Manchester is a marketing club. They will get its money from the marketing, the sport, it’s . . . they don’t really care, in my opinion.”
Asked: “Do you ever talk to them, the Glazers?”, Ronaldo replied “Never. No. They give all the power to the president, sporting director.”