CR7 has opened up about his complicated situation at Manchester United in an interview with Piers Morgan. The Portuguese star revealed that he has no respect for his coach Erik ten Hag. "He doesn't show respect to me. If you don't have respect for me, I'm not going to have respect for you," said the Red Devils striker. But the key takeaway from the interview, as reported on the front page of The Sun, is that he believes United have betrayed him. "Did they try to sack me? Yes, not only the coach, but two or three guys (internally) tried to get me out," said the former Real Madrid man. I felt betrayed. “Maybe I shouldn't say that, but I don't care, people need to hear the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed and I have the feeling that some people don't want me here, this season, but also last season." Those are his words.
With those statements, there’s absolutely no comeback possible and the relationship between the Portuguese and his club is broken. Cristiano has been holding back on explaining his views, but the arrival of the World Cup has opened a rift.
Chelsea has been in the midst of an exciting season with the arrival of a new owner and a new coach, yet they have had a very poor first half of the season. The Blues conceded their third straight defeat in all competitions against Newcastle this weekend (1-0). Coach Graham Potter said the World Cup break would be a good opportunity to recharge the batteries: "A lot of players are leaving and we only have four or five with us. We have to hope that the guys who are leaving come back in good shape, and in good health. We hope we can get the other guys back as well. Then work, recharge, refocus, and go for the second half of the season.“