Manchester United begin ‘appropriate steps’ to deal with Cristiano Ronaldo after controversial interview
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 19
Cristiano Ronaldo has upset many at Manchester United with his comments (NurPhoto via Getty)

Manchester United claim they have ‘initiated appropriate steps’ to deal with Cristiano Ronaldo following his controversial interview with this week.

It’s understood that United are furious with the comments made by Ronaldo, who took aim at Erik ten Hag, the Glazer family and accused the club of becoming stagnant since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

, which is worth in excess of £500,000 a week and still has seven months left to run.

Ronaldo has already been suspended by United this season after he returned to the dressing room in the final stages of the 2-0 win over Tottenham in October. During the interview on TalkTV this week, .

Having seen Ronaldo’s interview in full after snippets were drip-fed on social media since last Sunday, United have now confirmed they are taking action against the 37-year-old.

A statement released by United on Friday read: ‘ has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to ’s recent media interview.

‘We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.’

Cristiano Ronaldo says he has no respect for Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag (Shutterstock)

Speaking about his relationship with Ten Hag, Ronaldo said: ‘I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me.

‘If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.’

It’s understood that Ten Hag is now keen for Ronaldo to leave the club in the January transfer window.

Ronaldo also accused United of failing to improve behind the scenes and blasted the club’s decision to appoint Ralf Rangnick as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s temporary replacement last season.

‘I don’t know what’s going on. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left I have seen not evolution in the club. The progress was zero,’ Ronaldo said.

‘For example, an interesting point is how a club like Manchester United sacked Ole, they bring in a sporting director Ralf Rangnick which is something nobody understands. This guy is not even a coach.

‘A big club like Manchester United bringing in a sporting director surprised not only me but all the world.

‘Nothing changes. Not only the jacuzzi, the pool, even the gym. Even some points of technology, the kitchen, the chefs – who I appreciate, lovely people! They stop in time which surprised me a lot.

‘I thought I would see different things, technology, infrastructure. Unfortunately, we see many things I’m used to seeing when I’m 21, 22, 23. It surprised me a lot.’

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