Joel Glazer ‘will make the final decision over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man United future’, after striker blasted the club’s US owners for ‘not caring’ and making them a ‘marketing club’ in tell-all interview
- Man United co-owner Joel Glazer will have ‘the final say’ on Cristiano Ronaldo
- The American family were one of several club figures targeted in his interview
- The 37-year-old accused the Old Trafford club of being solely a ‘marketing club’
- Ronaldo also believes that their unpopular owners do not care about the team
Manchester United co-owner Joel Glazer is set to have the final say on wantaway forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s future, after the Portuguese legend’s infamous interview.
Sources close to Glazer have claimed that the American will ultimately make the final decision on the forward, and that it will be up to super-agent Jorge Mendes to present willing suitors to the club in order to manufacture a move.
The 37-year-old blasted numerous figures from the club, both past and present, before taking aim at their owners for ‘not caring’ about the team.
Joel Glazer will reportedly have the final say on Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United future
A meeting was held on Monday which involved Ten Hag and co-chairman Joel Glazer (right)
In the explosive tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, the wantaway forward levelled accusations at the club’s already-unpopular owners.
He said: ‘Manchester [United] is a marketing club, they will get its money from the marketing, the sports they don’t really care, in my opinion.’
He also suggested that the club’s supporters continue to protest against the American owners, adding: ‘The fans, they’re always right. I think the fans should know the truth – should now that the players… we want the best for the club.
Ronaldo accused the Red Devils of being a ‘marketing club’ and ‘not caring’ about football
Ronaldo hit back at Wayne Rooney after he said his actions have been ‘unacceptable’
‘I want the best of the club. This is why I am coming to Manchester United. This is why I love this club.’
With his contract up in the summer, Ronaldo is free to talk to clubs from abroad this winter, and he will now surely be on the verge of an exit given how many bridges he would appear to have burned.
And the Glazers were not the only victims of Ronaldo’s attack, which saw him openly admit to having no respect for current manager Erik ten Hag.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner said he felt that United had ‘betrayed’ him as well as attacking club legends Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney for criticising his behaviour at the club, particularly his refusal to come off the bench against Tottenham.
He also stated that he had never even heard of former manager Ralf Rangnick before he took over at Old Trafford last season, and was critical of the club’s lack of technological advancement since his exit almost 13 years ago.
Ronaldo’s interview was unsanctioned by the club and featured attacks on several figures from the club’s past and present
The higher-ups at United are thought to be impressed with Ten Hag’s handling of the seemingly on-going Ronaldo situation, especially after he dropped the Portugal icon from the first-team and ordered him to train by himself.
And the club issued a statement following the unsanctioned interview, which said: ‘Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo. The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.
Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff and fans.’
He said there are multiple people at the club that are trying to force him out of the door
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