Manchester United are finding reaosns to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract at the club following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. United said they would consider their response to Ronaldo’s comments after the full facts have been established and released a short statement on Friday announcing the club had initiated appropriate steps. It is now clear there is close to zero chance Ronaldo will play for the club again.
Manchester United finding reasons to terminate contract with Ronaldo
Neville, who was himself criticised by Ronaldo during his interview with Piers Morgan on, told he cannot see the Portugal forward playing for the club again.
“No, and l don’t think he wants a way back,” Neville said. “He wouldn’t have done this interview if he wanted a way back. He knew it would bring the headlines it has and be the end of his Manchester United career.”
Neville added: “I’m wondering what Man Utd are doing because the reality of it is they know they have to terminate Cristiano’s contract or they basically open up a precedent so any player can criticise them in the future.”
Asked for his thoughts and whether he was against Ronaldo, Neville replied: “It’s not true, what he said, but all’s fair in love and war.
“I live in the game of criticism and know I have to accept it, and I get plenty of it back. I love all my team-mates I played with, including Cristiano.
“I’m not against Ronaldo – far from it. I couldn’t have any more admiration for him, I couldn’t have any more respect for him. He’s the greatest player I’ve ever seen and he’s the most talented player I ever played with.”