Cristiano Ronaldo shocked many after his interview with Piers Morgan. One of the "targets" were the owners of Manchester United, the Glazers. “The owners of the club - the Glazers - don't care about the club,” Ronaldo said, as quoted by eurosport.com
“As you know, Manchester United is a marketing club – they get money from marketing [and] the sport, they don't really care in my opinion."
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to United last season, and it's interesting that he still hasn't spoken to United's owners. “Never, never,” he said. “They have given all the power to the president or sporting director”.
Cristiano Ronaldo: I think the fans should know the truth
The Portuguese is grateful to the fans for everything, but he believes that they must know the real truth. Ronaldo is disappointed with the situation in the club and thinks that it will be difficult to reach the level of other clubs.
“The fans are always right. I think the fans should know the truth," he said.
“They should know that the players want the best for the club. I want the best for the club. This is why I came back to Manchester United.
This is why I love this club.
But you have some things inside the club which won’t help Manchester United reach the top level like [Manchester] City, Liverpool and, even now, Arsenal for example.
It will be hard for Manchester United to be at the top of the game in the next two or three years”.
Manchester United issued a statement after the Ronaldo interview. "Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo,” the club said in a statement.
“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”.