Cristiano Ronaldo: Piers Morgan Aims Swipe at ten Hag After Man Utd’s UCL Loss to Copenhagen

Cristiano Ronaldo: Piers Morgan Aims Swipe at ten Hag After Man Utd’s UCL Loss to Copenhagen

Elijah Odetokun
updated at November 9, 2023 at 12:37 PM
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  • Copenhagen handed Manchester United a crushing 4-3 defeat in the Champions League
  • British broadcaster Piers Morgan could not look away and aimed a dig at Erik ten Hag
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's United contract was terminated after the interview with Morgan

Erik ten Hag will have to deal with Piers Morgan constantly aiming a swipe at him whenever results don't go Manchester United's way after the saga involving him and Cristiano Ronaldo last year.

Ronaldo endured a difficult time under ten Hag, and the final nail in the coffin was the explosive interview with Morgan, where the Portuguese said he has no respect for the Dutch boss.

The interview also touched the club owners, the Glazers family, which led to the mutual termination of his contract, and he joined Al-Nassr in the Saudi Pro League.

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Erik ten Hag looks dejected during Manchester United's loss to Copenhagen. Photo by James Gill.
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Per Sky Sports, the Red Devils signed 20-year-old Danish striker Rasmus Hojlund for £72 million from Atalanta to replace Ronaldo, with French forward Anthony Martial out of the club's plans.

Morgan aims dig at ten Hag

Ronaldo was heavily criticised for his supposed lack of press and drop in his numbers, which was claimed to have been holding the club back and impeding the development of youngsters.

Hojlund is getting the goals in the Champions League and is joint top scorer this season with five goals but is yet to have a league goal, with Marcus Rashford's one goal the only one scored by a United forward this season.

After last night's defeat, which was majorly caused by a lack of discipline and not scoring enough, Morgan took to social media to clap back at the former Ajax boss for how he treated the former Real Madrid star.

Per Saudi Foot Plus, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is the UCL record goalscorer with 140 goals, has scored 44 goals in 2023 which is more than any footballer, particularly United's forwards combined, debunking the myth that his goals have dried up.

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Man Utd set unwanted UCL record

Sports Brief also reported on United setting an unwanted UCL record after their 4-3 loss to Copenhagen, in which they conceded one of their goals from the penalty spot.

They have conceded one penalty each in their four group games this season, and two have been scored; Andre Onana saved one, while Mauro Icardi missed the other.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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