In a sensational interview that appears set to bring a second spell at Old Trafford to a close for the Portuguese superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has pulled no punches when taking aim at the likes of Erik ten Hag, Wayne Rooney and the Red Devils board.
German coach Rangnick is another to have fallen in Ronaldo’s cross hairs, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner unable to explain why the former RB Leipzig boss was appointed as successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the boss of Manchester United? I’d never even heard of him.”
He added: “The progress was zero. Since Sir Alex left, I saw no evolution in the club. Nothing had changed. He [Ferguson] knows better than anybody that the club is not on the path they deserve to be. He knows. Everyone knows. The people who don’t see that… it’s because they don’t want to see. They are blind. I think the fans should know the truth. I want the best for the club. This is why I come to Manchester United. But you have some things inside that don’t help (us) reach the top level as City, Liverpool and even now Arsenal. A club with this dimension should be top of the tree in my opinion and they are not unfortunately.”
He added that although he referred to him as his boss he never saw him as such.
“Deep inside me, I never saw him as a boss.” Cristiano Ronaldo said.
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"Deep inside me, I never saw him as a boss."
Cristiano Ronaldo tells Piers Morgan he'd never heard of Ralf Rangnick when he was appointed Manchester United's manager.
— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) November 16, 2022