Wayne Rooney believes that Cristiano Ronaldo got what he wanted by forcing his Manchester United exit following a controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United parted ways in November last year following the Portuguese superstar’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which criticized Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag among many others.
Manchester United then terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with the club by mutual consent. Ronaldo became a free agent as a result, and the Portuguese attacker has since signed for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo also criticized Wayne Rooney – who is also a former Manchester United teammate of CR7 – in the interview with Piers Morgan.
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Wayne Rooney believes Cristiano Ronaldo got what he wanted by forcing his Manchester United exit. “I suppose he got what he wanted,” Rooney told CNN.
Wayne Rooney also said it was important for Manchester United to move on as quickly as possible from that episode. And he believes Erik ten Hag has done a good job at that.
“For Manchester United, it was important to move on as quickly as possible from that and refocus on the group of players who were there and wanted to be there.
“And I think that’s where Ten Hag has done a really good job in refocusing the players and getting them in a position where they are, obviously, comfortably in the top four, and also winning the [League] Cup.”
Manchester United, meanwhile, have already won the EFL Cup this season as they defeated Newcastle United in the final. They also remain in contention for the Europa League and FA Cup titles.
Manchester United also sits third in the Premier League points table. But the Red Devils trail table-toppers Arsenal by 19 points. However, Manchester United have two games in hand over the Gunners.
Manchester United are also 11 points behind defending champions and second-placed Manchester City. The Old Trafford outfit have one game in hand over their cross-town rivals.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will resume their campaign after the March international break with a Premier League fixture against Newcastle United. Newcastle United sits fifth in the table and are just three points behind Manchester United in the table.
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