- Cristiano Ronaldo's assertions on Piers Morgan's show that Manchester United haven't evolved since Sir Alex Ferguson's days have stirred up emotions
- At least three people who have been associated with the English club in the past have lamented about the club's mentality
- Jose Mourinho and former players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez have in the past made unpleasant remarks about the club
Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to sit down for an interview with Piers Morgan has elicited widespread reactions.
Ronaldo was the main subject of discussion for the better part of November 14 and 15, ahead of the release of the full interview on November 16 and 17.
In the snippets, Ronaldo addressed a myriad of issues, including why he failed to report for preseason training - the first under Erik ten Hag. He also addressed concerns about how Manchester United have failed to evolve since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Football fans have now drawn comparisons from Ronaldo's comments to what previous players and a manager said during their respective times at the club.
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1. Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is on record saying that finishing second in the Premier League with the team and the mentality he found at Manchester United is the biggest achievement of his career. For a manager who led two underdogs to Champions League successes, this looked like a massive troll on Manchester United.
2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played for the Red Devils between 2016 and 2018, launched a scathing attack on the club after he had left, as The Athletic reported.
"Everyone thinks Manchester United is a top club, one of the richest and most powerful in the world. It looked like that to me but once I was there, I found a club with a small, closed mentality."
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3. Alexis Sanchez
The attacks didn't end there. Alexis Sanchez made a high-profile transfer from Arsenal to seal a dream move to Old Trafford. It turned out to be his worst career choice, as the Chilean faded off completely.
Afterwards, he lifted a lid on what transpired. Sanchez claimed that he regretted moving to Manchester after the very first training session, and he had asked his agent if it were possible to rip up the contract.
As Ronaldo's interview continues to gain massive traction, these past comments are too hard to ignore. But for now, it's Ronaldo's word against Manchester United's.
Manchester United's statement on CR7
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Manchester United released an official statement, following the controversial interview done by Cristiano Ronaldo on November 13.
Ronaldo did an interview with Piers Morgan and made a series of explosive comments about the club, Ralf Rangnick and current Head Coach Erik ten Hag.
Manchester United have now taken note of the interview that has elicited widespread reactions and issued a message of their own.
Source: Sports Brief News