Cristiano Ronaldo: Watch Under Fire Manchester United Star Get Involved in Altercation With Joao Cancelo

Cristiano Ronaldo: Watch Under Fire Manchester United Star Get Involved in Altercation With Joao Cancelo

Martin Moses
November 16, 2022 at 7:13 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be an unpopular figure in Portugal right now following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan
  • Ronaldo was seemingly avoided by Manchester City's defender Joao Cancelo while Diogo Dalot seemed uncomfortable taking a picture with him
  • Ronaldo's comments on Erik ten Hag and Manchester United in general elicited responses from a lot of people

Cristiano Ronaldo's interview with Piers Morgan couldn't have come at a worser time. Manchester United are currently still trying to find their feet under Erik ten Hag and despite the enforced World Cup break, that type of distraction was unnecessary.

It hasn't helped issues for Portugal either way, who by virtue of their strong squad, are one of the frontrunners for the title. But Ronaldo's untimely interview appears to have bread some unwanted friction within Fernando Santos's squad.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Joao Cancelo, Portugal, Piers Morgan
Cristiano Ronaldo trains with the Portugal squad on November 20th. Photo by Hugo Amaral.
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A video doing rounds online spotted by Sports Brief shows Ronaldo approaching Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo during a training session in Oeiras in Portugal.

Ronaldo is seemingly in the mood to crack a few jokes and throw a few punches, but Cancelo is not having it. The visibly agitated defender tries to get away from the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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Ronaldo finally realizes that Cancelo is not in the mood for whatever he was proposing or wanted and leaves him alone.

In a separate series of photos posted by Mirror, Ronaldo is seen in the gym working alongside Diogo Dalot. Dalot appears extremely uncomfortable with Ronaldo's presence.

This comes on the backdrop of Bruno Fernandes giving his United teammate the cold shoulder in the Portuguese training camp.

Bruno Fernandes' cold reaction

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's bombshell interview appears to have riled up many people associated with Manchester United since it dropped on Sunday, 13th November.

Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo will represent Portugal at the World Cup, and Fernandes appeared to be livid after meeting with his national team captain.

Ronaldo's interview with popular and controversial media personality Piers Morgan dropped on Sunday, and the details left many Man United fans angry, especially the criticism of Erik ten Hag.

It remains to be seen if Ronaldo's fortunes will change in Qatar when he leads his side to face Uruguay, Ghana and South Korea in Group H.

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