On April 18, 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez had to face a tragic ordeal: the death of a child. Indeed, the couple was expecting twins but one of them was stillborn. “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our baby has died. It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel,” said the Portuguese footballer.
An extremely difficult moment that the player lived surrounded by his family, wishing to remain discreet in the media for several days. A period during which he was able to count on the support of many personalities, but also that of football fans. During a match between his club Manchester United and their biggest rival, Liverpool, the opposing fans paid a magnificent tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo and his late son. Attention that had greatly moved the star of the round ball. “I did not expect to see this at all,” he said in an interview broadcast on Talk TV this Sunday, November 13.
Cristiano Ronaldo very touched by the gesture of the royal family
Faced with the famous English journalist Piers Morgan, “CR7” also revealed having received a letter of condolence from the royal family of England. A gesture that deeply upset him. He confided in fact that he was extremely touched by this benevolent attention on their part.
Which is not necessarily the case for his club. Indeed, during this interview, Cristiano Ronaldo accused the leaders of Manchester United of having lacked “empathy” following this tragedy. Arriving late for pre-season due to his daughter’s health concerns, he even saw his word questioned when he explained to them the reasons for his delay. A lack of confidence that would have “hurt” him, while leaving him in a very “bad” psychological state.
Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘I felt betrayed’
One of the reasons that could lead the player to leave a club where he can no longer flourish today. Very little used by his coach Erik Ten Hag since the start of the season, the five-time Ballon d’Or took advantage of the interview with Piers Morgan to express his frustration. “If they tried to force me out? Yes. Not just the manager but people at the club. I felt betrayed. Maybe I shouldn’t say that but I don’t care, people need to hear the truth. Yes I feel betrayed and I have the feeling that some people don’t want me here, this season but also last season. I have no respect for Erik Ten Hag because he does not show respect for me. If you don’t have respect for me, I’m not going to have any for you,” he said. The future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United now seems to be written in dotted lines.
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