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Ten Hag in darkish over future earlier than explosive interview

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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag mentioned he solely found that Cristiano Ronaldo wished to depart the Premier League membership after the ahead’s explosive interview with TalkTV, wherein he mentioned he didn’t respect the Dutch supervisor.

Within the interview with Piers Morgan final month, Ronaldo additionally mentioned he felt betrayed by the membership and added that he had refused to return on instead in a Premier League match towards Tottenham Hotspur as a result of he felt “provoked” by Ten Hag.

Following the interview, United introduced that the Portugal worldwide, who rejoined the membership in August 2021 after successful eight main trophies with them from 2003-2009, would go away with fast impact.

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“He wished to depart, it was fairly clear. And when a participant undoubtedly does not wish to be on this membership then he has to go,” Ten Hag advised British media on Friday.

“The interview was the primary time he mentioned he wished to depart. I believe as a membership you’ll be able to’t settle for that. There will probably be penalties. To make that step, he knew the results. Earlier than he (had) by no means advised me.

“In the summertime we had one discuss. He got here in and mentioned, ‘I’ll let you know in seven days if I wish to keep’. Then he got here again and mentioned, ‘I wish to keep’.”

Previous to the interview with TalkTV, Ten Hag had mentioned on a number of events that Ronaldo was part of his plans for the marketing campaign, with the Dutchman reiterating that he had wished the ahead to remain at United.

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“I wish to work with world-class gamers,” Ten Hag added. “I do know they will make a distinction and aid you to realize your aims.

“I wished him to remain from the primary second till now. I did every little thing to convey him into the group as a result of I worth his high quality.

“We wished him to be a part of our venture and for him to contribute to Manchester United as a result of he is a good participant and has such an amazing historical past.”

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