Man United to take “appropriate steps” after explosive Ronaldo comments

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 30, 2022 Manchester United’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo gestures as he warm up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England. – Manchester United said on November 14, 2022 they were “considering their response” to an interview given by star forward Cristiano Ronaldo where he said he felt “betrayed” by the club. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Manchester United said on Friday the club has “initiated appropriate steps” following an explosive interview by Cristiano Ronaldo that left his future at Old Trafford in doubt.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he did not respect United manager Erik ten Hag and took aim at the club’s owners, the Glazer family, during the 90-minute interview aired on TalkTV.

“Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview,” the club said in a statement.

“We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”

Former United captain Gary Neville said on Thursday that the Red Devils have no option but to rescind Ronaldo’s contract, which runs until the end of the season.

Ronaldo is not due back in Manchester until after his fifth World Cup in Qatar with Portugal.

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