Ten Hag banned Ronaldo from playing for the club. The Dutch coach claims that Man United do not need CR7 in the squad for the rest of the 2022/23 season. This means, Ten Hag is ready to let him go.
According to ESPN, the board of directors of Man United held a closed meeting to discuss the consequences after the interview between Cristiano Ronaldo and SunSport journalist Piers Morgan was made public in recent days.
In this unscheduled meeting, coach Erik ten Hag announced that he did not need Ronaldo in the squad for the rest of the season. The Dutch leader is also ready to let CR7 leave in the winter transfer window of 2023, whether Man United finds a replacement or not.
Before that, Ronaldo had an interview with Piers Morgan and many statements of the Portuguese player made the public shocked.
He’s been made a “black sheep” who is blamed for everything that has gone wrong at the club, and says he is now being actively forced out At work, he has had three bosses in just over a year.
For the first, his former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked just weeks after Ronaldo returned, he has nothing but respect. For the other two, Ralf Rangnick and current manager Erik ten Hag, he has little good to say.
Of Rangnick, who had spent just two years of the last decade as a manager, he says: “If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d never even heard of him.”
Of Ten Hag, who suspended Ronaldo last month for refusal to come on as a last-minute substitute against Tottenham, he says: “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.”
As for some of his most vociferous critics, like another former team-mate Wayne Rooney who has publicly attacked Ronaldo for months and their headline Man United to get rid of him he is witheringly scornful of-grabbing motives.
Ronaldo was fined by Man United
British media reported that, after criticizing the club, Ronaldo was fined 1 million pounds, equivalent to 2 weeks of salary he is receiving at Man United.
This is also the third time CR7 has to receive a penalty from the Old Trafford team. In July 2022, Ronaldo voluntarily left in a pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano.
The captain of the Portuguese team was later also punished for making a similar mistake when he refused to come on as a substitute, leaving early in the match against Tottenham Hotspur in the 12th round of the Premier League.
Graham Potter did not welcome Ronaldo to Chelsea
According to the Daily Mail, coach Graham Potter does not want the appearance of Cristiano Ronaldo in the Chelsea’s dressing room.
Before the 2022 World Cup finals, Ronaldo’s future became a hot topic in recent days when he criticized the Man United board of managers, the club’s facilities as well as saying that he did not respect coach Erik ten Hag. In an interview with SunSport journalist Piers Morgan, Ronaldo emphasized this: “I don’t have respect for Ten Hag because he doesn’t show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m never gonna have respect for you”.
Man United then stated that: “We are aware of the information published by the media regarding the interview of Cristiano Ronaldo. The club will respond after all information has been collected.
Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season, while continuing to build momentum, trust and solidarity among the players, coaches, staff and fans.”
Some sources in the UK revealed that the Man United’s Board of Directors held an emergency meeting and considered terminating the contract with Ronaldo 6 months before the deadline at the request of coach Ten Hag. The Red Devils are ready to let the 37-year-old striker leave for free in January 2023.
According to the Daily Mail, this is an opportunity for Chelsea to own Ronaldo. Chelsea president Todd Boehly is a huge admirer of Ronaldo and wanted to buy him in the summer transfer window, but was prevented by Thomas Tuchel.
The 2022 World Cup is a good opportunity for Boehly to negotiate with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes. However, the new Chelsea coach – Graham Potter, also agrees with Tuchel. Graham Potter does not want Chelsea to recruit Ronaldo because of concerns that the striker will disturb the squad, like what is happening at Old Trafford.
Jorge Mendes has sent requests to many European clubs including Chelsea, Newcastle, Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon and Napoli to help CR7 leave Old Trafford soon. But now, there are two more clubs that have rejected Ronaldo: Bayern and Chelsea.
Mbappe wants to leave PSG due to salary delay
According to the French press, striker Kylian Mbappe was asked to leave PSG in the middle of last month because the club did not pay his September salary in full.
In mid-October, the French media spread rumors that Kylian Mbappe wanted to leave PSG even though he had just signed a valuable contract last summer. But according to L’Equipe, the French striker was angry at PSG because the club was late in paying his September salary.
Mbappe waited until October 11 and PSG still had not transferred all of his September salary. One day later, Mbappe announced that he wanted to leave PSG because he felt betrayed. In addition to the problem of salary delay and that is not necessarily the main reason. Importantly, Mbappe is angry because PSG have not made some commitments as in the new contract.
The financial problem was later resolved by PSG, but the relationship between the club and Mbappe is quite bad. This scandal continues to attract media attention. Some sources accused PSG of using tricks to humiliate Mbappe on social networks.
It is not excluded that Mbappe will leave PSG in the winter transfer window of 2023. Real Madrid and Liverpool are really interested in the 23-year-old striker. However, they will have to spend a huge amount of money.
This is Mbappe’s sixth season with PSG. He scored a total of 190 goals in 237 games, winning 4 titles. In the last summer, Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG and received a salary of 1.2 million pounds a week.