Manchester United set to fine Cristiano Ronaldo £1m for bombshell Piers Morgan interview
20:36, Monday, 14 November, 2022
The 37-year-old went nuclear during an interview with Morgan, which came just hours after United’s morale-boosting 2-1 win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Ronaldo missed the victory through illness, having also been absent for the Carabao Cup win against Aston Villa on Thursday.
The Portugal captain was desperate to leave the club last summer but was denied his wish and he’s been forced to play second fiddle to the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial so far this term.
Ronaldo was fined two weeks’ wages in October when he refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham, with the striker deciding to walk down the tunnel before the match had finished.
And United are expected to do the same this time around, with Ronaldo facing another fine of around £1m. The club have refused to comment on Ronaldo’s interview but it will be viewed dimly, particularly as Ten Hag spoke about the ‘togetherness’ at the club following the win against Fulham.
Ronaldo has likely played his last game for the club and he could be released before the January transfer window.