Coach Erik Ten Hag asked MU leadership to liquidate the contract with Cristiano Ronaldo after CR7’s shocking interview with journalist Piers Morgan.
The scandal surrounding Ronaldo’s shocking statement is the hottest topic in world football in recent days. In an interview with journalist Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar said he felt betrayed by MU and bluntly stated that he did not respect coach Ten Hag.
According to the latest information confirmed by ESPN, coach Ten Hag decided to postpone the vacation with his family to resolve the issue related to Ronaldo. Accordingly, the Dutch strategist held a meeting with co-chairman Joel Glazer, chief executive officer Richard Arnold and director of football John Murtough to express his views on Ronaldo’s statements.
During the meeting, coach Ten Hag told the MU leadership that he did not want to see Ronaldo play for the “Red Devils” one more game and asked to liquidate the contract with CR7. The Dutch strategist does not want to sacrifice unity in the team to serve Ronaldo and is ready to let the Portuguese superstar leave even if MU cannot find a replacement in the January transfer window.
Ronaldo has been disciplined by coach Ten Hag twice this season. CR7 was first reprimanded in July for leaving early in a pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano. In October, the Portuguese superstar even refused to come on as a substitute in the match against Tottenham. As a result, Ronaldo was kicked out of the Chelsea squad by coach Ten Hag and had to practice alone.
On the MU side, the “Red Devils” are currently consulting the legal regulations on the best way to resolve this situation. Ronaldo is currently paid more than £500,000 per week by MU and his contract will expire at the end of the season, but there is a feeling that the 37-year-old player’s return to Old Trafford after the 2022 World Cup is almost impossible.
Meanwhile, some MU players are said to be very angry at Ronaldo’s statements. The interview was made public just a few hours after the young talent Alejandro Garnacho scored in stoppage time to seal a dramatic 2-1 victory for MU over Fulham.