Manchester United’s decision to part ways with Cristiano Ronaldo did not surprise Wayne Rooney, who stated that the club had “no other choice..
Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United appeared to be a foregone conclusion when he told Piers Morgan that the club had “betrayed” him and that he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also used the interview to criticize several former Manchester United players for their behavior this season.
Ronaldo’s actions were labeled a “unwanted distraction” by Rooney after he was suspended by United for refusing to come on as a substitute in last month’s win over Tottenham, comments the Portugal forward later said were motivated by jealousy..
Ronaldo left United by mutual agreement on Tuesday, a decision Rooney believes was unavoidable..
Following the club’s announcement, Rooney told Sports 18: “Am I surprised? No.
“There was no other option, which is unfortunate because he’s been a fantastic servant to the club.” I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Ronaldo, 37, leaves United having scored 145 goals in two spells at Old Trafford, though he has only scored once in the Premier League this season..
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