‘He’s entitled to air his grievances!’: Graeme Souness DEFENDS Cristiano Ronaldo after bombshell interview in which he accused Man United of ‘betraying’ him… and SCARY Erik ten Hag for not keeping ‘deal’ with Portuguese star
- Graeme Souness has defended Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest bombshell interview
- Ronaldo spoke out against Manchester United and how he feels ‘betrayed’
- Souness claimed that Ronalso ‘is entitled to air his grievance’ against the club
- The Scot also criticized manager Erik ten Hag for not honoring an ‘agreement’
Graeme Souness has defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker’s shocking interview in which he called out Manchester United for ‘disrespecting him’.
Souness has regularly backed Ronaldo when the Portugal star has been criticized for his actions this season and did so again when asked about his latest words in the interview with Piers Morgan.
Talking further TalkSportThe Scot said Ronaldo has a ‘right to air his grievance’ and suggested an ‘agreement’ between Ronaldo and Erik ten Hag has not been honored by the manager.
Graeme Souness has jumped to the defense of Cristiano Ronaldo after his latest interview
Ronaldo launched a stunning attack on Manchester United in a chat with Piers Morgan
“I definitely do,” said Souness when asked if he still defends the striker.
‘I return to what is a meeting, two people talk, two people leave the room with an understanding and someone has not kept their word.
‘He never spoke. He feels it is time for him to come out and tell his side of the story. This is a player who, in the eyes of many, is the best player to ever kick a ball.’
“Does it matter now?” Souness was asked.
Ronaldo said in the interview that he ‘doesn’t respect’ current United manager Erik ten Hag
‘It certainly does,’ he replied.
Ronaldo criticized several Man United staff in the interview, taking aim at ten Hag, former coach Ralf Rangnick and club legend Wayne Rooney in particular.
He made his desire to leave the club this summer clear, but ten Hag has repeatedly insisted he is part of his plans going forward, with Souness blaming the Dutchman for not holding up his end of a deal.
“I think he’s been told a story and the manager hasn’t kept it,” Souness said.
Souness said Ronaldo ‘has a right to air his grievance’ after a tough spell at the club
Souness also criticized ten Hag for not keeping a ‘deal’ with the Portugal forward
‘Then you look at what’s happened after this so-called deal… he’s not bringing him in against City out of respect.
‘A couple of weeks later against Tottenham he will bring him on with two minutes left when the game is won, what can Ronaldo do there? And then he makes him captain.
“When you look at it from both sides, I’ve been a player, I’ve been a manager, I think the player has a grievance and he has the right to air his grievance.”