Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo’s impending Manchester United exit ‘didn’t need to be like this’ after Premier League giants issue second statement on Piers Morgan interview

Gary Neville has taken to Twitter to respond to Manchester United’s latest statement regarding Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portugal superstar has been making headlines around the world following his interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV host, and his relationship with the club now appears to be coming to an end.

Neville has been critical of Ronaldo in the past

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Neville has been critical of Ronaldo in the past

Ronaldo sat down for a 90 minute interview with Morgan and heavily criticised United, it’s owners the Glazers, as well as revealing his lack of respect for manager Erik ten Hag.

United released a statement on Friday morning following the release of the second part of the interview, which read: “Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview.

“We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”

Ronaldo’s former teammate Neville soon shared his thoughts on the latest developments on social media, with the United legend upset with manner of how the five-time Ballon d’Or is set to leave Old Trafford.

“Sad that it’s come to a point where arguably United’s greatest ever talent is likely to be sacked,” he said in a tweet.

“It didn’t need to be like this. A mature conversation a few weeks ago between ‘both parties’ could have secured a smooth exit.”

Ronaldo claims that he is not friends with Neville

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Ronaldo claims that he is not friends with Neville


During part one of the interview, Ronaldo revealed that it is ‘hard to listen’ to negativity from those who he used to play with, with both Neville and Wayne Rooney being critical of the striker in recent months.

Morgan asked if he was still friends with them, in which Ronaldo simply replied: “They are not my friends, they are colleagues. We play together, they’re not coming, we’re not ever having dinner together, for example.

“But as I told you, Piers, before, it’s part of my journey, they keep criticise me, negativity every time. So I follow. I continue my trip. And I have to catch up the people who like me.”

Ronaldo made a sensational return to Old Trafford last summer and was their top scorer in both the Premier League and Champions League.

However, he has featured very little in the current campaign and could very well be heading for the exit door as a result of his recent comments.

His mind will now surely be distracted by the World Cup in Qatar as he looks to go all the way with Portugal, but it is now looking increasingly likely that the story between him and United is coming to a dramatic end.

Morgan even admitted to talkSPORT on Friday that Ronaldo and United’s relationship is heading for a ‘divorce’ following the revelations of the bombshell interview.

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