Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United in full conflict and before debuting in the World Cup

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The time bomb that signified the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United exploded. In conflict, the English club announced on Tuesday his departure “by mutual agreement”. They no longer only removed his image from the facade of Old Trafford, although at that time the situation was justified by explaining that it was because the grand final of the Women’s Rugby World Cup was taking place, between Australia and New Zealand. The fans will no longer go through the door of the field and see the gigantography of the idol who had a conflictive return.

The relationship was completely strained after an interview that the Portuguese star gave to television journalist Piers Morgan. There, the striker was dispatched with everything about the current situation, in which he was marginalized from the first team, and did not hesitate to harshly question the coach, Erik Ten Hag, and the club’s managers, whom he accused of forcing him to leave.

“Not only the coach is forcing me, but also two or three people from the club,” said CR7. “You mean hierarchical positions?” Morgan asked. “Yes, I feel betrayed“, answered. And he added: “I shouldn’t say that, I don’t know, but I don’t care, I was always interested in people hearing the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed, I feel that some people don’t want me here, not only this year, but also last year.”. He saved Alex Ferguson, with whom he came to feel close to the father he lost, but the words turned against him anyway.

The captain and best scorer in the history of Portugal, 37, assured during his press conference on Monday that his conflictive relationship already incubated with Manchester “would not shake” his team, which faces Ghana, Uruguay in Group H and South Korea. The selected Portuguese debut this Thursday with Ghana. The eyes of the sports world will be there, and especially in the response of number 7.

Cristiano's departure for the locker room, while a United game for the Premier League was still being played, he was on the bench and had not entered.
Cristiano’s departure for the locker room, while a United game for the Premier League was still being played, he was on the bench and had not entered.Picture of

At United he scored 145 goals in 346 games counting his two spells, but the previous season he ended up disappointed for not having qualified for the Champions League and was looking to emigrate, without success. Since then, the Portuguese had just three goals in 16 games since the start of this season in the Premier League, and the coach counted on him for little.

In recent days, with the relationship straining, the club had appointed its lawyers to study the possibility of taking action against its star for the alleged breach of contract, but his preferred option turned out to process the exit. Even under the terms of the deal, there are no restrictions on which team Ronaldo could play for next after the World Cup.

Erik Ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo, a relationship that had no return and was one of the factors that led to the departure of the Portuguese from United.
Erik Ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo, a relationship that had no return and was one of the factors that led to the departure of the Portuguese from United.Matthew Ashton – AMA – Getty Images Europe

In depth, among Ronaldo’s accusations to reach this break is not only the feeling that the club is forcing him to leave and that DT does not respect him, but also maintains that senior executives lack empathy after the death of his newborn son last April, and that the owners, the Glazer family, do not care about the club, according to reports The Guardian. What’s more, even his agent, Jorge Mendes, seems to have fallen out of favor, since the footballer blames him for not having the destiny he would have wanted.

“Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract early. I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change. However, I feel that it is the right time to look for a new challenge.” Christian announced. Before the separation was announced, the player had shared a video celebrating 500 million followers on his Instagram account. The thanks to his loyal ones seemed ironic.

CR7 had received instructions not to return to the club’s training base in Carrington after their participation in the World Cup, the fifth that they will be playing from this Thursday. Already on Monday, at that press conference in Doha, he described himself as “bulletproof” and expressed no regrets for his behavior. “I don’t have to worry about what other people think. I speak when I want.” reinforced.

Neither Cristiano nor Lionel Messi are already in the places from which they reached the top and their Ballon d’Ors, but neither wants to externalize it. That would not be competing at the level they need to continue to reap records and titles. “I would like to give Messi the checkmate in football”, the Portuguese had said, after posing next to the man from Rosario, face to face on a chess board. It was a commercial image that would never have been given in the past. Not even the rivalry of then seems the same anymore.

Cristiano Ronaldo, in a training session for the Portugal team, where he did not play the last friendly due to gastric discomfort and is no longer untouchable.
Cristiano Ronaldo, in a training session for the Portugal team, where he did not play the last friendly due to gastric discomfort and is no longer untouchable.

Even in the selected one he no longer seems untouchable. It seems to have entered a slope of incomprehension that leads to a self-destructive process from which only the ego can be saved. “I don’t lack anything. I have everything, ”she says. Not even his teammate at Manchester United and in the national team, Bruno Fernandes, understands it. Both have downplayed the rebuff with which they received it in the concentration, but what is in sight is that Cristiano no longer has the predicament of before and his teammates feel that Fernando Santos, the DT, is aware of what it is to have won a Eurocup, in 2016, without Cristiano in the final due to being injured.

The individualism of the Portuguese -says a portrait of The world- it had taught him to live alone since, as a teenager, he left his native Madeira to listen to how they laughed at his accent in the youth ranks of Sporting Lisbon. I couldn’t stand that. That was when he began to build his personality and his armor, although he never got over that syndrome of not feeling loved, as those around him say. His self-confidence, almost paranoid, allowed him to reach the pinnacle of football, but perhaps at the moment of decline, he also seems to be leading him to design his final very badly.

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