Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview: Furious Man Utd siding with Ten Hag in energy battle

Manchester United have been left livid at Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive assault on the membership and supervisor Erik ten Hag, sources have informed ESPN.

United are significantly indignant on the timing of Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan, throughout which he stated he “doesn’t respect” Ten Hag, coming simply hours after the group had made a degree of demonstrating their group spirit and togetherness with a dramatic win at Fulham on Sunday.

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United stated in an announcement on Monday: “Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo. The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.

“Our focus stays on getting ready for the second half of the season and persevering with the momentum, perception and togetherness being constructed among the many gamers, supervisor, employees, and followers.”

Sources have told ESPN the club are keen to keep the emphasis on what they believe was a significant victory at Craven Cottage, secured thanks to Alejandro Garnacho’s stoppage-time goal.

Privately, however, the club are disputing a number of points raised by Ronaldo.

The 37-year-old claims United and Ten Hag wanted to “power him out” in the summer, but sources have told ESPN that during the transfer window, United were made aware that the striker’s representatives were actively looking for a move away.

United have also taken issue with Ronaldo’s claim that their Carrington training base has not been updated since he was last at Old Trafford.

Sources told ESPN that the pool, canteen and recovery areas have all been revamped, while more than £200,000 was spent to build a state-of-the-art analysis and meeting room at the specific request of Ten Hag.

Sources told ESPN that United will leave Ten Hag to deal with Ronaldo’s latest indiscretion, with the backing of football director John Murtough and chief executive Richard Arnold.

Ten Hag took the lead when Ronaldo refused to appear as a substitute against Tottenham in October, choosing to suspend the Portugal international from first-team training and making him unavailable for the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

Some sources close to the club believe Ronaldo’s interview was designed as a “energy play” to power a transfer away from Outdated Trafford in January whereas additionally negotiating a monetary settlement for the remaining months of his contract, which runs till June. United have been open to letting Ronaldo depart totally free because the summer season however have been reluctant to comply with a payoff.

Sources informed ESPN that United obtained just one supply from Saudi Arabia in the course of the switch window regardless of reported curiosity from Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Napoli and Atletico Madrid.