- Bruno Fernandes became the second Manchester United player to address the Cristiano Ronaldo interview after Raphael Varane
- The midfielder offered a passionate explanation of what went down between himself and Ronaldo in a viral dressing room clip
- Ronaldo’s Manchester United career is all but over after the Piers Morgan interview where he brutally criticized the club
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has addressed the now viral interview involving his Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the interview, which has now officially been released in two parts, Ronaldo spoke on a wide range of topics including his coaches, his relationship with Messi, and more sensationally, Manchester United.
Ronaldo, 37, seemed to have burned bridges with United as he claimed he had no respect for Erik Ten Hag, while further accusing Manchester United of lacking proper infrastructure.
Fernandes appeared in front of cameras for the first time since the interview and the viral awkward handshake incident with Ronaldo in the wake of the sensational claims on Piers Morgan’s show.
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After scoring twice in Portugal’s 4-0 win over Nigeria, Fernandes was asked whether Ronaldo’s interview had affected their relationship.
"I didn't read the interview," the midfielder told Sky Sports.
"As I said before, now it's the national team. It's Portugal. The coach made a point that it's us. He made that point since I came to the national team in 2017. That is still clear. In his mind, the main thing is the national team. We have to be focused on the World Cup.
On his response to the viral handshake video, Fernandes said:
"I was watching one of the channels that said it was cold and bad," he recalled. "They went on a commercial break, the national team sent them footage with the sound, the sound revealed that he was joking with me.
Ronaldo’s thoughts on Lionel Messi
Sports Brief also earlier reported on Cristiano Ronaldo’s thoughts on Lionel Messi, a person considered his arch rival for years.
In the same Piers Morgan interview, Ronaldo had nothing but kind words for Messi as he claimed he had a great relationship with the Argentine.
Messi has won the Ballon d'Or seven times compared to Ronaldo's five.
Source: Sports Brief News