• News

Man Utd must terminate Ronaldo contract, insists Gary Neville

Cristiano Ronaldo- Garry Neville
Getty Images

The Portuguese superstar has triggered a response from his old teammate after an explosive interview.

Gary Neville believes Manchester United should sack Cristiano Ronaldo after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.

Ronaldo heavily criticised Man Utd’s hierarchy and Erik ten Hag earlier this week while taking a jibe at Neville for criticising his performances. 

Man Utd are yet to take action against the 37-year-old, but Neville believes his old teammate doesn’t have a place at Old Trafford after his remarks.

“l don’t think he wants a way back,” Neville told Sky Sports. “He wouldn’t have done this interview if he wanted a way back. He knew it would bring the headlines it has and be the end of his Manchester United career.

Go further with the #1 trusted leader in VPN

“I’m wondering what Man Utd are doing because the reality of it is they know they have to terminate Cristiano’s contract or they basically open up a precedent so any player can criticise them in the future.

“I agree with some of the things Cristiano has said. Many Man Utd fans will agree with many things Cristiano has said. But the reality is if you’re an employee within a business and say those things your employment has to terminate and Man Utd have to do that in the next few days.

“Cristiano probably wants that as well but it didn’t need to end like that. They could have come together a couple of weeks ago and navigated a pathway through what could have potentially been choppy seas to the shore. But it’s not happened, they’ve both basically backed themselves into a corner.”