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14th Nov 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo set to be fined £1m for Piers Morgan interview

Callum Boyle

Ronaldo is in big trouble

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be fined £1m following his interview with Piers Morgan.

Ronaldo spoke with the journalist and revealed his true feelings towards Manchester United on Sunday. In an explosive interview, the forward hit out at manager Erik ten Hag and the lack of ambition at Old Trafford.

The 37-year-old missed out on United’s win against Fulham through illness however further details have now emerged claiming that Ronaldo was told that he wouldn’t be starting in the win at Craven Cottage, but would still be in the squad.

He then reportedly told the club that he was ill and would not be available for selection.

The Portugal international has been desperate to leave the club since they failed to qualify for the Champions League last season and was fined two weeks’ wages after refusing to come on as a substitute against Tottenham in October before walking down the tunnel early.

United have refused to comment on the interview however Metro are reporting that they have been less than impressed with Ronaldo’s actions and are set to punish him with a £1m fine.

Morgan appeared on TalkSPORT to explain the interview on Monday and revealed that it was Ronaldo who had approached him.

He said: “Cristiano asked me to do it. Simple as that. I didn’t ask him, he asked me. He’s been thinking about this for a while, it’s no secret he has build up deep frustration about what has been happening at United.

“He feels he has to speak out, he knows it will be incendiary, will rattle some changes, but he also feels he should be doing this. He knows people will criticise him but he also knows what he is saying is true.

“Sometimes the truth hurts. He’s been thinking about this for a while and I got a call. The World Cup is about to start, it gives him a month away from United and it gives time for what he has said to settle in. He can come back and resolve things.”

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