manchester united Boss Erik ten Haag said he was the one to figure it out Cristiano Ronaldo The Premier League club wanted to leave after the forward’s explosive interview with TalkTV in which he said he did not respect the Dutch manager.
In an interview with Piers Morgan last month, Ronaldo also said that he has been betrayed by the club and he said that he Tottenham Hotspur because he felt “provoked” by Ten Haag.
After the interview, United announced that portugal The international, who joined the club in August 2021 after winning eight major trophies with them from 2003-2009, Will be leaving with immediate effect.
Ten Haag told British media on Friday: “He wanted to go, that was quite clear. And when a player definitely doesn’t want to be at this club, he has to go.”
“The interview was the first time he said he wanted to leave. I think as a club you can’t accept that. There will be consequences. For taking that step, he knew the consequences. Before that he told me Never told.
“We had a talk over the summer. He came in and said, ‘I’ll tell you in seven days if I want to stay’. Then he came back and said, ‘I want to stay’.”
Prior to the interview with TalkTV, Ten Haag had stated on several occasions that Ronaldo was a part of his plans for the campaign, with the Dutchman reiterating that he wanted the forward to stay at United.
“I love working with world class players,” said ten Haag. “I know they can make a difference and help you achieve your goals.
“I wanted him to be here from the first moment. I did everything to get him in the team because I value his quality.”
“We wanted him to be part of our project and for him to contribute to Manchester United because he is a great player and has a great history.”