Piers Morgan interview leads to Cristiano Ronaldo ‘divorce’ after a solid case of ‘I told you so’

Date published: Wednesday 4th January 2023 7:15 - Jason Soutar

Cristiano Ronaldo laughs with Jorge Mendes

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly split with his agent Jorge Mendes after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan led to his Manchester United departure.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that Ronaldo is no longer a Manchester United player after he tore the club a new one during a tell-all interview with his best friend, Piers Morgan.

The 37-year-old told Morgan that he does not “respect” Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag and that the club’s infrastructure was the exact same as when he first joined the club in 2004.

From the gym to the chef, Ronaldo claimed that nothing has changed and even said that multiple reports were wrong in claiming he was actively seeking a move elsewhere last summer.

The interview burned all bridges and the Portugal captain’s contract was mutually terminated before the World Cup got underway.

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Without a club while representing his country in Qatar, the tournament was the perfect opportunity for Ronaldo to show European clubs that he can still perform at the highest level.

It did not go down like that, with Ronaldo’s only goal coming from the penalty spot against Ghana before more drama led to him being dropped to the bench for Portugal’s last-16 win against Switzerland, which was fittingly a 6-1 win and their best performance in Qatar.

After Mendes tried to get his client a move to a top European club, Ronaldo settled with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr and will earn around £200million per year in the middle east.

It has been revealed by Portuguese outlet Publico that Mendes no longer works for Ronaldo.

It is pretty juicy stuff that has led to the ‘divorce’ between the player and the super agent.

Ronaldo apparently had the interview with Piers Morgan ‘against the will’ of Mendes.

The agent knew it was a bad idea as it would make his ‘divorce’ with United ‘irreversible’, which was the case.

Mendes had ‘spent months’ to find Ronaldo an ‘elite team’ and the only club who wanted him were the Red Devils, and in burning that bridge, the former Real Madrid forward ended his chances of playing at the top level in Europe.

Once that door was closed, ‘no other door would open’, with Mendes clearly p*ssed off that Ronaldo ignored him and got exactly what he knew would happen following the explosive Morgan interview.

The interview ‘accelarated’ Ronaldo’s exit and he actually had ‘frequent’ instances of ‘bad behaviour’, some of which ‘were not made public’, leaving the club with no choice.

It is stated that Ronaldo would have needed to have a ‘legendary World Cup’ to make Europe ‘once again fall at his feet’ in order for the interview to not have been the end of his time at the top level.

Ricardo Regufe appears to be Ronaldo’s new agent and assisted his move to Al-Nassr.

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