Ronaldo returned to United from Juventus for a second stint at Old Trafford in August 2021 on a two-year contract, going back to the team where he won eight major championships from 2003 to 2009.
Ronaldo was questioned about if United’s administration was attempting to get rid of him in an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV that was made available on Sunday.
“Yes, in addition to the coach (Ten Hag), there are also add two or three men around the club. I felt abandoned,” he said.
“Yes, I feel deceived, and I sensed last year as well that certain people didn’t want me here.”
When Ronaldo walked down the tunnel with a few minutes left in the game after being left on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur last month, according to Ten Hag, he refused to be brought on as a substitute.
The next Saturday’s game against Chelsea did not include him in the lineup.
The 37-year-old attacker, who will lead Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar, said of Ten Hag: “I don’t have regard for him because he doesn’t show respect for me. I won’t ever have respect for you if you don’t have respect for me.
When asked by Reuters for comment, United did not answer right away.
Ten Hag stated after the Tottenham match that Ronaldo remained “an important player in the squad.”
When his daughter was brought to the hospital in July, Ronaldo claimed Manchester United did not stand by him. He said that when he was late for preseason practice, the team mistrusted him and lacked compassion.
He said, “I think the fans should know the truth.
“I want the best for the club. This is the reason I came to Manchester United.
“But you have some elements within that don’t assist (us) achieve the top level like City, Liverpool, and even now Arsenal… a club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not, regrettably,” he continued.
Ronaldo’s first stint was under Alex Ferguson, a former United manager who retired in 2013. The Portuguese man claimed that Ferguson shared his opinion of the team.
“I witnessed no improvement in the club after Sir Alex Ferguson left. Ronaldo stated that nothing had changed.
“He is the best person at knowing that the club is not moving in the direction it should be.”
“He is aware. Everybody is aware. People who refuse to see are blind because they refuse to see.
Ronaldo also disagreed with the club’s choice to choose Ralf Rangnick as a manager in lieu of the Portuguese’s former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.
Rangnick had taken over at Old Trafford after leaving his position as director of sport and development at the Lokomotiv Moscow soccer team in Russia.
Ronaldo remarked, “After the club fired Ole, they brought sports director Ralf Rangnick, which is something nobody understands.
“This man isn’t even a coach. It surprised me and the entire world that a major club like Manchester United would hire a sporting director.