Piers Morgan calls on Arsenal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo because he is ‘exactly what we need’, after revealing details of their ‘very good’ relationship leading up to his ‘betrayal’ interview with Man United
- Piers Morgan has called on Arsenal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Man United
- The TV host held an explosive tell-all interview with Ronaldo on Sunday
- Ronaldo feels ‘betrayed’ by United and said he has no respect for boss Erik ten Hag
- And Morgan insisted Ronaldo could help the Gunners lead Man City to the title
Piers Morgan has insisted signing Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘exactly’ what Arsenal need to beat Manchester City to the Premier League title.
The TV presenter held an explosive tell-all interview with the Manchester United star on Sunday night, in which Ronaldo accused the club of ‘treason’ and taunted manager Erik ten Hag, adding that he did not ‘respect’ the Dutchman.
And Morgan urged the up-and-coming Gunners, five points ahead of City as the World Cup approaches, to take advantage of the situation and catch the Portuguese forward in January to bolster their title bid.
Piers Morgan urged Arsenal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo (above)
Morgan (right) did an explosive, controversial interview with Ronaldo on Sunday night
After a TV presenter in Ireland said: “Presumably Piers Morgan hopes Arsenal sign Ronaldo and put him on top in every game,” Morgan responded on Twitter.
He posted: ‘Yeah, actually. He’s exactly what we need.. @Cristiano & @gabrieljesus9 would take us to the title.’
The controversial tweet, posted at 11pm on Sunday night, has already garnered 15,000 likes.
Ronaldo’s astonishing attack certainly looks set to end his career at Old Trafford. He accused Ten Hag and United’s executives of trying to force him out of the club, saying of Ten Hag: “I have no respect for him because he shows no respect for me.
“Some people don’t want me here, not just the coach, but the other two or three guys. Not only this year, but also last year. Frankly, I shouldn’t say that. But listen, I don’t care. People should listen to the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed.’
Morgan added that a strike partnership between Gabriel Jesus (left) and Ronaldo would be deadly
During the interview, Portuguese star Ronaldo claimed he had felt ‘betrayed’ by Manchester United since his return and that he had no respect for current Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag (right)
Ronaldo missed United’s final game before the World Cup on Sunday due to illness, but Ten Hag will glow that the 37-year-old’s comments will overshadow the 2-1 win over Fulham and Alejandro Garnacho’s stoppage time goal.
The United boss believed he had settled his differences with Ronaldo after the player was ousted and fined for refusing to fill in as a substitute last month and then left before the game was over.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was allowed back into the selection after apologies and even became team captain at Aston Villa last week.
However, Ronaldo’s outburst makes it nearly impossible for him to stay at Old Trafford after the January transfer window, leaving United and Ten Hag with little choice but to find him a new club.
His team-mates were reportedly deeply disappointed by his comments on Sunday night and saw it as a way to force his departure from Old Trafford, which they believe is now inevitable.
Ronaldo has lashed out at former boss Ralf Rangnick, claiming he didn’t even know who he was
Ronaldo has also lashed out at Wayne Rooney after his ex-team-mate criticized him
United beat Fulham 2-1 on Sunday, but are still 11 points behind leaders Arsenal
In a fiery TalkTV interview, Ronaldo cited the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager last season as an example of the club’s problems.
‘I had never even heard of him. If you’re not even a coach, how do you become the boss of Man United?’
And he even joked with former team-mate Wayne Rooney, saying: ‘I don’t know why he criticizes me so much, probably because he ended his career and I’m still playing at a high level.
“I’m not going to say I look better than him, which is true!”
United declined to comment last night but sources said they would not allow the interview to take anything away from the Fulham win.