Man Utd News: Latest Cristiano Ronaldo interview bombshell: Ten Hag doesn’t respect me the way I deserve

The second part of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s lengthy interview with Piers Morgan has been broadcast this Thursday evening and the No.7 has blasted Erik ten Hag.

The forward says that he doesn’t feel respected by the coach and that this was the main reason why he refused to come on as a late substitute in a match against Tottenham in October.

Cristiano Ronaldo poster is taken down at Old Trafford

“It’s something I regret probably, or maybe not,” he said of the decision to walk down the tunnel and refuse to come on.

“Let’s say I regret it. But, I felt provoked by the coach.

“I don’t allow a coach to put me in a game for three minutes. I’m not that kind of player.

“I understand that he’s coming in to a new job and they should clean the house, since Manchester United was so bad in the past five years.

“I understood why I didn’t start at the beginning because I didn’t do the pre-season.

“But, other things happened that people don’t know.

“I’m not hiding that the empathy of the coach is not good.

“I think he doesn’t respect me the way I should deserve, but it is what it is.

“This is probably why the game against Tottenham I left.

“I don’t want to criticise him and he can choose the players for the team, but there’s a lot of excuses.

“He didn’t want to put me for three minutes out of respect, but then wanted to put me on against Tottenham.

“In the national team or other clubs, I will help coming on for five minutes.

“But, in that situation, I felt provoked. So, I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me.”

After that incident, Ronaldo was suspended and he reflected on that.

“Yes, that was humiliating,” he said.

“I remember arriving home and Cristiano Jr asked me why I wasn’t going to the game.

“He said ‘how are they going to punish you if you are the best player in the world?'”

Cristiano Ronaldo thinks he’s being forced out

“I felt betrayed, and I felt that some people don’t want me there, not only this year but last year too,” he said.

“The owners, the Glazers, don’t care about the club. They will get money from the marketing, but they don’t really care about the sports in my opinion.

“I’ve never spoken to them and they give all the power to the sporting directive.

“The fans should know that the players, we want the best for the club, but you have some things inside the club which don’t help Manchester United reach the top level.

“It’ll be hard for Manchester United to return to the top in the next two or three years.”

Cristiano Ronaldo on a transfer away from Manchester United

Discussing the past summer, he confirmed he had a big money offer to go and play in Saudi Arabia.

“I had [offers], but the garbage press said nobody wanted me, which was completely wrong.

“I was happy here, but they continued to repeat that nobody wanted Cristiano Ronaldo. How could they not want a player who scored 32 goals last season?”

Asked if he thinks he will leave during the World Cup break, Ronaldo spoke words that sounded like a goodbye.

“It’s hard to say I will not be back at Manchester United, but let’s see what happens,” he said.

“The fans, for me, always will be in my side, will be always in my heart.

“I see during the days when I go to the streets, the love, the passion, that people have for me, the respect.

“I hope that they never forget the things that I will continue to do it. Not only in the past, but in the present too.

“They always will be in my heart. So thank you to all the support. I hope to see you soon. And they always will be in my heart.”

Cristiano Ronaldo criticises the Manchester United directors

He also hit out at those in charge of the club for not fully believing him in the summer when his daughter was ill.

“I had some problems on vacation, as my young daughter had bronchitis, staying one week in hospital.

“People made up stories that I didn’t want to go travel.

“People forget that I am a human being. I’m always going to be on the side of my family.

“I spoke with the director and president of Manchester United. They kind of didn’t believe that something was going wrong, which made me feel bad.

“It was something that really hurt me because they doubted my word that I was struggling.”