Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has commented on Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from the club.
Ronaldo left United by mutual agreement, just days after his interview with Piers Morgan aired in which he launched scathing attacks on the club and Erik ten Hag.
Fernandes and Ronaldo are currently focused on the World Cup, where Portugal will take on Ghana tomorrow.
In the pre-match press conference, Fernandes was asked about his international colleague.
He said (via The Athletic): “I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to pick a side. It was a privilege to play in the national team with Ronaldo and at the club, it was a dream come true and I have always said that.
“Cristiano has always been an inspiration for me. It was a dream but we know nothing lasts forever. And now Cristiano took a decision for his life and his career and we have to respect every decision.”
It is a mature reaction from the 28-year-old midfielder. Ronaldo’s second stint at Old Trafford didn’t go as planned, but that cannot hinder what Portugal and United strive to achieve in the coming months.
After the highly controversial interview given by the star forward, United had no option but to tear up his contract.
They cannot allow a player on their wage bill to criticise the club and manager in such a harsh manner.
Fernandes will be focusing on firing his nation to World Cup glory in Qatar.
After the conclusion of the tournament, he will redirect his attention to United where Ten Hag will be hoping his side can deliver a top-four finish and Europa League triumph.
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