Cristiano Ronaldo interview: He feels ‘betrayed’ by club! A Manchester United statement said the club had “noted the media coverage”. People at the club were trying to force him out. There had been “no evolution” at the club since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013, and the Scot agreed United were “not on the path they deserve to be”.
Cristiano Ronaldo interview: He feels ‘betrayed’ by club!
“Some people don’t want me here not only this year but last year too,” Ronaldo told Piers Morgan.
“I was and still am very happy to be here,” Ronaldo said. “For me, the most important thing is to try to win the games and try to win some championship or some cup but I believe that Manchester will be where they belong. As I say before, sometimes it takes time but I still believe.”
“I think the fans should know the truth,” he said. “I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Manchester United.”
Ronaldo said he had seen “no evolution” at the club since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.
“Nothing had changed,” he said. “I love Manchester United. I love the fans, they’re always on my side. But if they want to do it different… they have to change many, many things.”
Ronaldo said his view of the club was shared by Ferguson, who was pivotal in his return to Old Trafford from Juventus when it appeared he might join Manchester City.
“He knows better than anybody that the club is not on the path they deserve to be,” added Ronaldo.
“He knows. Everyone knows. The people who don’t see that… it’s because they don’t want to see; they are blind.”
He had “never heard” of previous manager Ralf Rangnick. He did not know why former team-mate Wayne Rooney criticised him, adding: “Probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing.” The club showed a lack of “empathy” when his young daughter was hospitalised in July.
“The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established,” United said in a statement on Monday.
“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.”