Premier League club Manchester United is set to sack Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo after his explosive interview with English TV personality Piers Morgan. As reported by Daily Mirror, Ronaldo will "effectively be sacked for breach of contract after making comments against the club."
Along with the tearing of his contract, Ronaldo, who is currently earning £500,000 a week at Old Trafford, will lose £16 million in wages after United decided 'there was no way back' for the experienced forward. The report also suggests his United teammates are 'ambivalent' towards the player and expect him to leave following his comments.
It is also believed that the Glazers, chief executive Richard Arnold, football director John Murtough and Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag have accepted that Ronaldo has 'burnt his bridges' at Old Trafford. The above-mentioned personnel also decide to not take any further disciplinary action against the player.
Man United released a statement today addressing the issue and stated that the club has taken the required action and will not further comment on the interview. The statement read: "Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview. We will not be making further comments until this process reaches its conclusion."
In the interview, Cristiano Ronaldo expressed that he has no respect for the current Man United manager Erik Ten Hag as he doesn’t show respect to him. “'I have no respect for him [Ten Hag] because he doesn't show respect for me,” Ronaldo told Morgan. “Some people, they don't want me here - not only the coach but the other two or three guys. Not only this year but last year too. Honestly, I shouldn't say that. But listen, I don't care. People should listen to the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed.”