LONDON: In yet another attack on Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo said that the Glazer family is the club’s owners and that they “don’t care” how successful the Premier League powerhouses are on the field.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has struggled to make an impact this season under new manager Erik ten Hag, and he was penalised for turning down a substitution.The superstar from Portugal, though, had recently made a comeback to the team and even led the Red Devils to a 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa.
The 37-year-old was not there for United’s 2-1 triumph over Fulham on Sunday, which was their last game before a six-week break for the World Cup.Ronaldo, who established himself at Old Trafford, claimed he felt “betrayed” by United and that he thought senior club officials were attempting to remove him.
He continued to wage war on the team where he established his reputation during his first stay at Old Trafford from 2003 to 2009 in another segment of the interview released on Monday.The forward, who joined the team again last year, claimed that the American Glazers, who have owned United since 2005, do not have the interests of the team’s best interests at heart and that he does not speak to them.
“The Glazers don’t give a damn about professional sports or the club. Manchester is a marketing club, as you are aware “said he.”They’ll make money from the marketing; they don’t seem to care much about the sport, in my opinion.
“The audience is always correct. I believe that the players desire the best for the team and that the supporters should be aware of this. I want the club to succeed.