Cristiano Ronaldo pays tribute to Solskjær in controversial interview – NRK Sport – Sports news, results and broadcast schedule

On Sunday, just hours after Manchester United’s win over Fulham in the final game before the World Cup break, video clips emerged of an interview Cristiano Ronaldo had with controversial TV profile Piers Morgan.

– The time has come to say something, said Cristiano Ronaldo, dressed in a suit, sitting in a chair across from Piers Morgan.

Ronaldo did not hold back. “I feel betrayed,” said Ronaldo, and criticized his own employer, the club’s owners, his own coach Erik ten Hag and his old team-mates.

The interview sent shockwaves through the world of football, and Cristiano Ronaldo has received harsh criticism from some quarters.

Earlier on Wednesday, Raphaël Varane became the first Manchester United player to speak about an interview Ronaldo had.

– Obviously it affects us, said Varane according to the report BBC.

Credit to Solskjær

On Wednesday came most of the interviews. The session is divided into two parts with one part on Wednesday and another on Thursday. And while Ronaldo has been criticized by many, there is one that only gets kind words:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It was he who brought him back to Manchester United.

The Norwegian was fired a short time later.

– I love Solskjær, he’s a wonderful person. As a coach, I think he is doing a great job. He needs more time. But I never doubted that he would be a good coach in the future. I thought it was a pleasure to work with him, even if it was for a short time.

The interview so far shows some of the bits that are already showing on social media. But Ronaldo, apart from his criticism of Manchester United, spoke about a new generation of footballers.

– They lived in different times. Their mentality is different. They lack hunger. Everything is easier for them, they should not suffer. So they don’t care. This applies not only to Manchester United, but to the whole world. They are not like my generation. But you can’t blame them, said Ronaldo.

– I don’t give a lot of advice to young players, I prefer to be an example through what I do, said Ronaldo, who has twice left the stadium while his team-mates played matches.

He did so in a training game against Rayo Vallecano this summer, and then in the Premier League game against Tottenham, where Erik ten Hag confirmed that Ronaldo refused to be substituted.

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– Never heard of him

In the footage released and promoted on social media, Ronaldo spoke briefly about Solskjær’s successor, Ralf Rangnick.

He has more on his mind than what appears on Twitter:

– I had never heard of him when Manchester United hired him. And to be honest, I never saw him as a boss. I call him boss, I have done it with all my coaches out of respect. But I never saw him as a boss. In some areas we completely disagree, said Ronaldo, adding:

– I’ve always been with the best coaches: Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti, José Mourinho, Fernando Santos, Massimilliano Allegri, so I have experience because I learn from them. Sometimes you see a coach who comes in and wants to revolutionize football. I disagree and I have my opinion.

– When they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjær, they had to bring in a top coach. Not a sports director. The club doesn’t know what they are doing, said Ronaldo.

Rannick and Ronaldo

DISAGREE: Cristiano Ronaldo says he never saw Ralf Rangnick as a boss.


Ronaldo also spoke about the toughest time in his life: He and his partner Georgina lost their son in childbirth in April. Only his twin brother survived. Ronaldo accused Manchester United of lacking empathy during that period. based on Manchester Evening News The club believes that the criticism is unfair.

Local newspapers also wrote that there was a growing belief within the club that Ronaldo had played his last game for the Red Devils.

NRK has previously addressed Ronaldo’s comments and streak at Wayne Rooney, in which he said, among other things, that “I look better than him”.

For most of the session, former teammate and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville also failed to qualify. At the same time, he praised Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand, who were much more positive in their comments about Ronaldo.

– It means a lot. I’m in the locker room with them and they are part of my journey. Rio is my neighbour, he helps me a lot and Keane is the best captain I’ve ever had.

Neville and Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrate after winning their UEFA Champions League final soccer match as Anelka of Chelsea walks away at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow

OLD TEAM: Gary Neville embraces Cristiano Ronaldo after the 2008 Champions League final. Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties.

Photo: EDDIE KEOGH / Reuters

The interview Ronaldo conducted with Piers Morgan was released before the long World Cup break. The next game is not until the League Cup game against Burnley around 20 December. Some have interpreted the interview, especially the timing, as a means of getting Ronaldo to leave Manchester United when the January window opens.

There are only three club games left before the transfer window opens.

Cristiano Ronaldo is having one of his worst seasons as a footballer, and has scored three goals in 16 games this season. Two of these goals came in the Europa League against Sheriff Tiraspol. His only goal in the Premier League came against Everton in October.

Currently, Ronaldo is in Qatar along with the rest of the Portugal squad. Portugal is in Group H with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.

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