CRISTIANO RONALDO has broken his silence following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo hit out at Manchester United for “betraying” him and making him feel like a “black sheep”, blamed for everything going wrong at Old Trafford.
The striker revealed he does not respect manager Erik ten Hag and blasted the club’s lack of progress since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2013.
Manchester United club chiefs – including Ten Hag, chief executive Richard Arnold and football director John Murtough – sat down for initial talks to discuss their response before releasing a statement this afternoon.
Meanwhile Ronaldo has fled the drama by linking up with Portugal ahead of the World Cup.
And he shared a photo of himself alongside several of his international team-mates in training tonight and captioned it with: “Total and absolute focus on the work of the National Team. A united group, towards a single objective: to fulfill the dream of all Portuguese people!”
Ronaldo was spotted for the first time since his explosive interview with Piers Morgan came to light earlier today.
The Portuguese forward made a series of stunning admissions while chatting exclusively to The Sun’s Piers.
The disgruntled ace has been training at Cidade do Futebol, Oeiras, alongside a number of other Portugal stars.
Ronaldo was seen chatting with Atletico Madrid ace Joao Felix on the training pitch today.
While he completed drills alongside other national team-mates too.
The striker will be putting his club situation to the back of his mind now as he plots a way to add the World Cup to his bulging trophy cabinet.
Portugal take on Nigeria in Lisbon on Thursday, before jetting out to Qatar.
They will get their World Cup campaign underway against Ghana in Doha next Thursday, before taking on Uruguay and South Korea in their other group games.