- Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo says he has become a better man after he left Manchester United
- Ronaldo was in the headlines late last year after his interview with Piers Morgan, which led to his exit from the Red Devils
- The 38-year-old next joined Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year deal worth €200-million per year
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is a better man after coming through a "bad phase" of his career during his second spell at Manchester United.
The arrival of Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford in the summer saw the Portugal veteran's game time restricted and his unhappiness at Old Trafford grew.
ESPN reported that Ronaldo departed Old Trafford after he was axed by the Red Devils, with the club ripping up his £500k-a-week contract.
His acrimonious exit came a few days after his explosive interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.
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At the time, the veteran forward hit out at United's top leadership, including manager Erik ten Hag, who he accused of disrespecting him.
New Portugal boss Roberto Martinez invited the 38-year-old the country’s forthcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.
And ahead of the match, Ronaldo said via O Jogo:
“Sometimes, you have to go through some things to see who is on my side,” he admitted during a press conference.
“I have no problem saying, I had a bad career run, but there’s no time for regrets. Life goes on and, doing well or not, it was part of my growth.
Ronaldo's ferocious freekick
Cristiano Ronaldo arrested his mini goal-scoring drought with aplomb, helping Al-Nassr seal a dramatic fightback victory against Abha on Saturday evening.
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The former Manchester United and Real Madrid goal-scoring machine blasted home a long-range freekick, ending his three-game barren run in the process.
Ronaldo's 35-yard knuckle freekick was his 59th freekick goal in his career.
Morgan picks Ronaldo as GOAT
Sports Brief also reported that Piers Morgan has produced "a large sheet of facts" to prove that Cristiano Ronaldo is a better footballer than Lionel Messi.
Morgan remains convinced that Ronaldo should be labelled as the 'Greatest Player of All Time' and has laid out his reasons for that belief.
"Unlike Messi, who stayed in his Barcelona comfort blanket for 16-17 years, Ronaldo has won league titles in all different countries, including the three most competitive leagues in the world."