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Manchester United’s punishment to Cristiano Ronaldo following Piers Morgan’s bombshell interview emerges with his United career ‘now over’

Manchester United’s punishment to Cristiano Ronaldo following Piers Morgan’s bombshell interview emerges with his United career ‘now over’

According to Metro Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined at least £1 million for giving a bombshell interview to Piers Morgan in which he criticized Erik ten Hag, Manchester United’s board of directors, and the club’s standards.

Just hours after United’s morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, the 37-year-old went nuclear in an interview with Morgan.

Ronaldo was absent due to illness, having also missed the Carabao Cup victory against Aston Villa on Thursday.

The Portugal captain was desperate to leave the club last summer but was denied, and he has had to play second fiddle to Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial so far this season.

In October, Ronaldo was fined two weeks’ pay when he refused to come in as a substitute against Tottenham and instead walked down the tunnel before the contest was over.

And United is anticipated to do the same this time, with Ronaldo facing another fine of almost £1 million.

The club has refused to comment on Ronaldo’s interview, but it will be perceived negatively, especially in light of Ten Hag’s comments praising the club’s ‘togetherness’ following the victory over Fulham.

Ronaldo has likely played his final game for the club, and he might be gone before the transfer market in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United career is finished

According to Jermaine Jenas, Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at Manchester United is over and there’s no way back.

“First of all, I’m totally baffled and confused as to why he’s done this interview. I think it leads you to just how Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously feeling right now and how he’s felt all season,” Jenas told the BBC.

“We’ve seen nothing but, almost petulance, throughout the whole year. I think the whole situation has been mismanaged by the club.

“It enables (boss Erik ten Hag) to elevate his position at the football club when he treats Cristiano a certain way. It enables (him) to get the dressing room to fall in line. At the same time, Ronaldo has to behave in line with how the rest of the team does.

“He can’t play him now. He can’t be involved in the team now.”

Manchester United’s punishment to Cristiano Ronaldo following Piers Morgan’s bombshell interview emerges with his United career ‘now over’

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