- Cristiano Ronaldo says he was “humiliated” by Manchester United’s suspension.
- He said explaining to his son, Cristiano Jr., why he wasn’t playing made the situation worse.
- The five-time Ballon d’Or winner refused to come on against Tottenham and was benched against Chelsea.
Cristiano Ronaldo believes he was “humiliated” by Manchester United’s suspension and that explaining it to his son, Cristiano Jr., made things worse.
United’s upper management, notably manager Erik ten Hag, decided to punish Ronaldo for his outburst against Tottenham by benching him for the game against Chelsea three days later.
Ronaldo said he was wrong, but he thought his suspension was excessive and part of United’s plan to see how long he could take it. I think it was a tactic from the club for me to respond that way,” Ronaldo claimed in his explosive interview with Piers Morgan on Talk TV.
Many people have advocated for United to sever connections with Ronaldo, a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, after his outburst. Despite the uproar, Ronaldo said the moment that best captured the scenario was when he told his eldest son, Cristiano Jr., why he wasn’t playing.