Manchester United defender Raphael Varane has admitted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan affects the team.
Ronaldo made some strong allegations about Man United and the manager Erik ten Hag in his interview with Piers Morgan Uncensored.
Among other things the Portuguese star said, he publicly made it known that he has no respect for Erik ten Hag because the former Ajax manager doesn’t have respect for him.
He also accused the owners, the Glazers family, of running Manchester United as a marketing club than a sporting club, which wouldn’t come down as a surprise among Man United fans.
Several reports claimed that Man United are now keen on offloading the five-time Ballon d’Or winner following his interview after Ten Hag reportedly told the club’s hierarchy that he no longer wants Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad and believes the club can get stronger without the distraction that follows the player who he described as a ‘giant’ during his first interviews as Manchester United boss.
Victor Lindelof refused to weigh in on the Ronaldo interview but Varane has spoken out concerning the video.
While on international duty with France ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Man United centre-back told Europe 1: “Obviously it [Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview] affects us.
“We follow what is happening and what is being said. We try to calm the situation in our own way, we try not to get too involved in it.
“When it’s a star like Cristiano Ronaldo, even more, so we try to take it with distance, that is to say that we do not try to change the situation alone, we are part of a collective.
“What I want is the best for my team so whatever the decision, as a player, we will accept it and give the best of ourselves.”