Patrick Kelechi, Lagos
DAILY COURIER – Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be fined at least £1million for deciding to give a bombshell interview to Piers Morgan, in which he slammed Erik ten Hag, Manchester United’s board and the standards of the club, Metro Sports reports.
Ronaldo went all guns blazing during an interview with Morgan, which came just hours after United’s 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The 37-year-old missed the victory through illness, having also been absent for the Carabao Cup win against Aston Villa on Thursday.
He was desperate to leave the club last summer but was denied his wish and he’s been forced to play second fiddle to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial so far this term.
Ronaldo was fined two weeks’ wages in October when he refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham, with the striker deciding to walk down the tunnel before the match had finished.
United are expected to do the same this time around, with Ronaldo facing another fine of around £1m.
The club have refused to comment on his interview but it will be viewed dimly, particularly as Ten Hag spoke about the ‘togetherness’ at the club following the win against Fulham.
Ronaldo has likely played his last game for the club and he could be released before the January transfer window
He will lead his country at this year’s World Cup in Qatar where they will face Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.