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Manchester United to sack Cristiano Ronaldo following interview

After Cristiano Ronaldo's explosive interview, Manchester United's lawyers are looking into how to end his time at the club.

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s explosive interview, Manchester United’s lawyers are looking into how to end his time at the club.

The club said it had “initiated appropriate steps” and would not say anything else until the process was over.

In an interview with Piers Morgan of TalkTV, Ronaldo said that United had betrayed him and tried to get him to leave the club.

United hasn’t set a timeline for the process, but Sky Sports News says they want Ronaldo’s departure to be “clean and quick” and as dignified as possible.

Ronaldo said in the 90-minute interview that he doesn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag.

He told Morgan, “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you.”

The 37-year-old also said that the United manager “provoked” him.

Many people think that the Portugal captain is one of the best players of all time. He also said that the Glazer family, who have owned United since 2005, do not have the club’s best interests in mind.

“The Glazers, they don’t care about the club. I mean, professional sport, as you know, Manchester is a marketing club,” he said.

He alleged two senior figures at Old Trafford treated him with suspicion when he said his daughter Bella was sick with bronchitis three months after her twin brother died.

“I spoke with the director and the president of Man United, and they kind of didn’t believe that something was going wrong, which made me feel bad,” Ronaldo said.

“I am never, ever going to change the health of my family for a football. Never. Now or ten years behind or forward, and it is something that really hurt me because they doubt my words.”