Manchester United Considering Sacking Cristiano Ronaldo After Explosive Interview
- Manchester United are exploring the possibility of terminating Cristiano Ronaldo's contract following the explosive interview
- Ronaldo's current contract expires in June and if it is torn up, the club won't pay him the £16 million he is supposed to earn until then
- According to reports, Man United do not want Ronaldo back on the team when the World Cup concludes in December
Manchester United have set in motion a process to fire Cristiano Ronaldo, following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan this week.
It is understood that the club are planning on tearing up Ronaldo's £500,000-a-week deal and want the Portuguese to leave the club without a cent of his remaining sum.
Ronaldo appeared in the surprise interview and dropped bombshell after bombshell, touching on different topics about the club and his career in general.
He launched a scathing attack on the club owners, United manager Erik ten Hag, and former teammate and United legend Wayne Rooney, evoking mixed reactions from football fans worldwide.
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United fans were particularly angry that he attacked ten Hag, who is starting to construct a lovable Red Devils team.
United to sack Ronaldo?
According to an exclusive by the Daily Mail, United's lawyers are confident the five-time Ballon d'Or breached the terms of his contract with the astonishing revelations he made in the interview.
The full interview with Piers Morgan aired on Wednesday and Thursday, after several explosive snippets last weekend shocked the football world.
Man Utd released a statement on Friday afternoon saying they had started a process of responding to Ronaldo.
"Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview. We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion."
However, the Daily Mail understands that the club has initiated legal action to terminate his contract.
Ronaldo attacks ten Hag
Sports Brief earlier reported on Ronaldo aiming several jabs at ten Hag, a testament to their strained relationship.
Ronaldo has gone on record and insisted he does not respect the former Ajax manager, following recent altercations between the two.
Ronaldo's latest comments are set to end his second stint at Manchester United, with the January transfer window looming.