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Ronaldo his daughter in the hospital and that summer package

Another excerpt from Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan appears: “When my daughter was ill, the sporting director and the president of Manchester did not believe my words.” Then he digs into the property and two former companions

From our correspondent, David Cinnellato

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New developments, new shares. New heavy attacks on Manchester United. The interview that Cristiano Ronaldo gives to Piers Morgan, 90 minutes of chat that will be broadcast in its entirety on Wednesday and Thursday, and which is expected by the journalist himself and The Sun, continues to be a fat attack on the Red Devils, the club that CR7 said about In the first preview to feel betrayed. After accusing management, in a prime-time segment, of not believing him in July when he said he couldn’t leave on the Thailand-Australia tour because his 3-month-old daughter was taken to hospital, in new previews he posts Christian Sun casts barbs on the property. The United States (“They don’t care about the club: I’ve never spoken to them since I came back”) and on former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney are among his harshest critics.


With his statements, Ronaldo brought the tape back at the beginning of July, to the time when United were waiting for him at Carrington to start preparations. In April, he and Georgina lost one of the twins the girl was expecting. Bella, the daughter who was born in July, was suffering from bronchitis which forced her to stay in the hospital for a week. “I spoke to the sporting director and president of Manchester United when my daughter was ill – says Cristiano in anticipation of the interview – it was as if they did not believe my words, and it made me feel bad. They listened to me, but it was clear that they questioned my words, that my daughter She had big issues, and that Georgina was feeling bad for her. That’s why I didn’t leave for the tour: as a father and as a husband, I couldn’t leave my family at that moment. Not for the pre-season.”

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Morgan, the journalist to whom Ronaldo entrusted his 90 confessions, spoke about it at length on today’s episode of his show, the same one in which the full interview will air on Wednesday and Thursday (in two parts). During the episode, Morgan revealed that Ronaldo had told him that he knew he was no longer the player he was, but that he felt stronger because he was more mature and had a better understanding of the game, and that he still wanted to break many records. In the interview, CR7 also returned to the mid-October match against Tottenham, when he refused to enter the field and left the bench before 90 minutes, a gesture that cost him a match suspension and a few days of individual training. Morgan revealed that Ronaldo told him he apologized to the entire team for the gesture.

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In a new preview published by The Sun, Ronaldo takes it out on Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney, his former United colleagues who have become criticized on TV and newspapers for not getting along with the Portuguese. “Wayne doesn’t understand why he’s criticizing me. He’s probably jealous that I’m still playing at a high level and quit at 30, I wouldn’t say I looked better than him, and that’s true. It’s true. It’s hard to hear all that criticism from people who’ve played you, like Gary Neville. People may have their own opinion, but they don’t know what’s going on in training or in my life. They should listen to my point of view too. It’s easy to criticize them, I don’t know if their work in TV should be criticized to be more popular. I think they are taking advantage of my name, because they They’re not stupid. I’m the most followed person on the planet, not by chance. I know I have to accept criticism and praise, but it’s not nice to hear harsh criticism from people who were in the locker room with you. It’s a little frustrating. Rooney in particular Six months ago a year at most, he came to my house to pick up his kids and invited me to play football at his house. Really. Maybe I want to be on the cover of a newspaper, or hope to get a new job. Neither he nor Neville are my friends. They were mates, we played together, but I certainly won’t have dinner with them.”

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From the pages of the tabloid, CR7 attacked the Glazers, the family that owns United. “They don’t care about the team. At least not about the sporting side – says CR7 -. Manchester United is the club that makes them money thanks to marketing, but they don’t care about the sporting side and give everything power to the president and sporting director. I’ve never spoken to them, not since I came back.” Morgan then asks him if fans are right to criticize The American Family. Cristiano’s response was another harsh attack: “The fans are always right. They should know the truth, they know the players want the best for Manchester United, I want the best for Manchester United and that’s why I’m back.” I love this club, but the fans should also know that there are situations within the club that prevent them from reaching the top level, where they are City, Liverpool and now also Arsenal. It’s tough, it’s going to be tough for United to be at the top for the next two or three years.”


United have not taken formal action at the moment, confining themselves to a press release making it clear that they want to wait to hear the entire interview before deciding how to respond. It is unlikely that Cristiano will be punished in some way: according to The Telegraph, United are considering immediate termination of the contract with the Portuguese, which expires at the end of the season, provided that an agreement is reached under which the club does not. CR7 must pay any salary it still owes. However it ends, Cristiano’s and United’s future looks sealed: after the World Cup it will be a divorce.

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