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Piers Morgan slams “total fraud” Erik ten Hag in renewed dig over Cristiano Ronaldo

Piers Morgan slams “total fraud” Erik ten Hag in renewed dig over Cristiano Ronaldo

Piers Morgan criticized Manchester United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, as a “complete impostor” after their 3-0 loss to Manchester City.

Morgan believes the club’s decision to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave was a mistake, as United was notably overwhelmed by City at Old Trafford, with Erling Haaland scoring twice and Phil Foden also contributing a goal.

This defeat adds to United’s five losses in ten Premier League games this season, intensifying the criticism aimed at Ten Hag due to their poor performance.

Morgan, a vocal Arsenal supporter, has consistently expressed disapproval of the Dutch manager, particularly since conducting an interview with former United star Cristiano Ronaldo last year.

In that interview, Ronaldo openly expressed his lack of respect for Ten Hag. “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me.”

Due to his remarks, Cristiano Ronaldo mutually terminated his contract and subsequently joined Al Nassr, a team in the Saudi Pro League. Following Ronaldo’s departure, Erik ten Hag mentioned that he didn’t lose any sleep over the decision.

Piers Morgan was prompt in referencing Ten Hag’s remarks on social media.

He highlighted the fact that Ronaldo has scored 43 goals this year for both Al Nassr and the Portuguese national team, while Rasmus Hojlund, for whom United paid £72 million this summer, hasn’t scored a goal in the Premier League yet.

“As Manchester United get humiliated by City at home, a reminder that Erik Ten Hag drove @Cristiano out of the club and said he’d lose no sleep over it… and that the same @Cristiano has since scored 43 goals for club & country this year,” Morgan wrote. “The guy’s a total fraud.”

Even after the defeat, Ten Hag has maintained that United are “progressing” and praised the team’s first-half performance.

“When you see the first half it is toe-to-toe and just the penalty changes the game, but even then we could have returned in the game with the shot of Scott McTominay just before half-time,” he said after the match.

“For chances it was very toe-to-toe and also in the previous games against them in the FA Cup final and January it was very close. So the probability that we could win was there in all the games.

“The three games before we won, and the spirit is very good, so I think we are on the way up. The start was difficult but we are on the way up. I am sure when we have some injured players coming back then our side will be stronger. We have to be patient.”

Piers Morgan slams “total fraud” Erik ten Hag in renewed dig over Cristiano Ronaldo

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