Raphael Varane says the United team has been “affected” by Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan, as the Portuguese star appears to be leaving.
Raphael Varane, a defender for Manchester United, said that he and his teammates have been “affected” by Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent fiery comments.
After his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, in which he accused United of betrayal and of trying to force him out, Ronaldo is desperately seeking an exit from Old Trafford. If the Red Devils are advised by legal counsel that the superstar’s behavior constitutes a serious enough breach of discipline, they may be able to terminate his contract.
The Portuguese superstar wants out in the January transfer window, but several teams have distanced themselves from him. Both Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have ruled themselves out of the competition. Sporting Lisbon, where Ronaldo previously played, has also expressed skepticism.
Ronaldo’s explosive interview tore into several specific individuals and the club’s overall direction at Old Trafford. The Portuguese superstar has been vocal in his criticism of United manager Erik ten Hag and his predecessor Ralf Rangnick.
Ronaldo may have played his last game for the club due to the nature of his comments, and the timing of the interview is also noteworthy because it coincides with the squad breaking up for the international break.
Varane, who played with Ronaldo at Real Madrid, admitted that the loss was “obviously affecting us. We pay attention to what is being said and what occurs. We do what we can to help, but we don’t want to get too deeply. involved.”
Continuing, Varane said “What’s going down in the major league clubs’ media circles is gaining a lot of steam. Even more so when it’s a high-profile figure like Cristiano Ronaldo, we try to show that we’re not trying to change the world on our own but rather as part of a team.”
After defensive partner Victor Lindelof refused to address Ronaldo during a press conference, Raphael Varane spoke out.
“Really, I have no idea. There is no way I’ll reveal my answer to that. The floor is now yours for the next inquiry, “After being asked about the Portuguese, Lindelof reportedly responded. When asked if United had requested his silence, he responded, “It’s my decision.”
Swedish press officer then intervened to end the Ronaldo-related questions. They insisted Lindelof wouldn’t talk about it while he’s away on international duty.