Jermaine Jenas says Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man United career is OVER and Erik ten Hag ‘can’t play him now’ after his ‘betrayal’ interview with Piers Morgan… as the pundit claims the club has ‘mismanaged’ the wantaway star
- Jermaine Jenas has insisted Man United cannot play Cristiano Ronaldo again
- The 37-year-old gave a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on Sunday night
- Ronaldo accused the club of ‘betraying’ him in a bizarre, emotional outburst
- And pundit Jenas said the interview now means Ronaldo’s United career is over
- LIVE: All the latest as the Portuguese forward seeks a January transfer away
Jermaine Jenas has insisted Manchester United ‘cannot’ ever play Cristiano Ronaldo again after his bombshell interview criticising the club.
The 37-year-old forward accused United of ‘betraying’ him and said he does not ‘respect’ manager Erik ten Hag in a hugely controversial tell-all interview with Piers Morgan on Sunday night.
And Jenas stated on Match of the Day Two that Ronaldo’s outburst now means his career at Old Trafford is over – but added that the club has ‘mismanaged’ the wantaway star.
Jermaine Jenas has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United career is now finished
The Portuguese star (second right) gave an explosive interview criticising the club on Sunday
He said: ‘First of all, I’m totally baffled and confused as to why he’s done this interview. I think it leads you to just how Cristiano Ronaldo is obviously feeling right now and how he’s felt all season.
‘We’ve seen nothing but, almost petulance, throughout the whole year. I think the whole situation has been mismanaged by the club.
‘It enables (boss Erik ten Hag) to elevate his position at the football club when he treats Cristiano a certain way. It enables (him) to get the dressing room to fall in line. At the same time, Ronaldo has to behave in line with how the rest of the team does.
During the interview, Ronaldo claimed he felt ‘betrayed’ by Manchester United since his return to Old Trafford and that he had no respect for the current Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag (right)
And pundit Jenas said that United manager Erik ten Hag ‘cannot’ play the forward, 37, again
‘He can’t play him now. He can’t be involved in the team now.’
Fellow pundit Jermain Defoe added: ‘Maybe his ego is dented a little bit. He’s not ever been in this situation before. He has to be (done at United now).’
United beat Fulham 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stoppage-time winner from 18-year-old winger Alejandro Garnacho, widely seen as the long-term successor to Ronaldo at Old Trafford.
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