CRISTIANO RONALDO blasted Erik Ten Hag’s “excuses” as he unleashed another scathing rant at the Manchester United boss.
Part two of the bombshell interview, 90 Minutes with Ronaldo the footballing legend, on Piers Morgan Uncensored aired tonight.
During the exclusive sit-down on TalkTV the Portugal striker had another pop at Ten Hag after already saying he felt betrayed, did not respect the Dutchman and blasting the club’s owners.
When asked about not being brought on when the club was being thrashed by Manchester City last month, Ronaldo, 37, said: “Excuses, I see as excuses.
“He can have a different opinion than me. They choose the players that they think are better for the team.
“I respect that but excuses all the time have short legs, he cannot excuse all the time. It’s things that don’t make sense.
“OK, you don’t put me against Manchester City because of respect of your career and you want to put me on for three minutes against Tottenham. It doesn’t make sense.
“He don’t respect the way I should deserve. But it is what it is. This is why probably, the game against Tottenham, I left.”
Ronaldo also opened up for the first time about a £305million offer to play in Saudi Arabia.
He added: “It’s true, yes it’s true but what the press keeping saying, the garbage that nobody wants me is completely wrong.
“I was happy here (at United) to be honest, I was motivated to do a great season here.
“But they continue to repeat that nobody wants Cristiano. How they don’t want a player who scored 32 goals last year, with national team?”
Ronaldo also lifted the lid on his opinion about Lionel Messi.
He said: “He is an amazing player, magic, top.
“As a person, we share the stage 16 years, imagine, 16 years we share. So, I have a great relationship with him.
“I’m not a friend of his in terms of a guy who is in your house, speaking on the phone, no, but it’s like a team-mate.”
Meanwhile Ronaldo’s ex-teammate Gary Neville believes Manchester United have no option but to FIRE him following his bombshell interview.
When asked if the forward will play for United again, Neville said: “No, and l don’t think he wants a way back.
“He wouldn’t have done this interview if he wanted a way back. He knew it would bring the headlines it has and be the end of his Manchester United career.
“I’m wondering what Man Utd are doing because the reality of it is they know they have to terminate Cristiano’s contract or they basically open up a precedent so any player can criticise them in the future.
“I agree with some of the things Cristiano has said and many Man Utd fans will agree with many things Cristiano has said.
“But the reality is if you’re an employee within a business and say those things your employment has to terminate and Man Utd have to do that in the next few days.”