Tuesday, February 7, 2023

“It’s my decision”: United player issues his reaction to Ronaldo interview

“It’s my decision”: United player issues his reaction to Ronaldo interview

 Manchester United are currently trending globally, but not because of their last-second victory over Fulham in the final Premier League match before the World Cup break.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan, in which he disparages the club, its owners the Glazers, manager Erik ten Hag, and former players, has instead sparked global chaos.

While a few of the Portuguese’s comments, such as the club failing to upgrade their infrastructure and him calling out the club’s parasitic owners, were well received, the majority of his scathing remarks did not impress fans, pundits, or even current squad members.

The majority of social media users are pleading for the club to release him in January, and the club is evaluating its best course of action.

The manager has made it abundantly clear that he wants the Portugal international to leave, while his teammates would not miss him too much.

From Gary Neville to Ralf Rangnick, anyone named by the 37-year-old has been hounded for comments on the controversial interview.

United’s No. 7 did not name current United star Victor Lindelof, but he was asked about the now-infamous interview while he was away with the Swedish national team.

The defender was not in the mood to answer such inquiries, especially during a national team camp. As reported by Fotbollskanalen, he said, “I do not know. I will not answer that question. You get to take the next question.”

When asked why he is remaining silent, the Swede responded, “It’s my decision,” implying that the club had nothing to do with his stance.

Lindelof’s stand

The Sweden national team’s acting press manager, Niclas Green, clarified why the United centre-back did not comment on the matter.

“He doesn’t want to talk about this. It came up during a conversation we had. It’s something to do with his club and employer. It really has nothing to do with this context. He wants to talk about the national team.

“My job is partly to create a good environment for people to be able to perform in. My job is to make sure that you can do a sensible job but also that the players can perform. This is something that can typically create a huge energy leak in many directions and edges,” he said (via Sport Witness).

United, like the Swedish national team, has refrained from commenting on the matter in order to preserve the newly discovered team spirit and unity.

“It’s my decision”: United player issues his reaction to Ronaldo interview

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