Ronaldo said Manchester United is leaving a “bad time” in his career. Cristiano Ronaldo said on Wednesday that leaving Manchester United after his second stint was the start of a “bad chapter” in his career. Erik ten Hag said “goals” when asked what Cristiano Ronaldo would bring to his team at his first press conference. A few months later, Ronaldo caused Manchester United more problems than goals.
Cristiano Ronaldo talks about his Manchester United departure
He had only scored three times, twice against FC Sheriff (on a rebound and a penalty), before sitting down with Piers Morgan for an interview. Ronaldo wanted to leave the club because he wasn’t happy there. An interview with Morgan, who couldn’t argue with Ronaldo’s version of events, seemed most likely to lead to the end of his contract.
The first part of his interview with Morgan aired on November 16, and the second on November 17. The club then carefully considered what to do next, but Ronaldo’s dangerous situation made the outcome inevitable. The end of Cristiano Ronaldo’s second stint at Manchester United was very bad.
Since the Netherlands didn’t use him much, his relationship with manager Erik ten Hag worsened. Ronaldo’s controversial interview with British journalist Piers Morgan was the last straw for the Red Devils, and they both agreed to end his contract. Ronaldo said recently (according to Manchester Evening News):
“Sometimes, you have to go through some things to see who is on my side. I have no problem saying, I had a bad career run, but there’s no time for regrets. Life goes on and, doing well or not, it was part of my growth.”
“When we are at the top of the mountain, we often cannot see what is below. Now, I’m more prepared and learning that was important, because I had never been through this, like in the last few months. Now I’m a better man.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of making history with Portugal. If he plays against Liechtenstein, he could become the most-capped player in men’s international football with 197 caps.