Former England cricket player, Kevin Pietersen has come out to support Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo for his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Pietersen said he sympathizes with Ronaldo, adding that people have no idea what the 37-year-old has gone through.
Ronaldo spoke of his dissatisfaction during the interview, claiming he feels ‘betrayed’ by Man United.
The 37-year-old also added that he has no respect for Man United manager Erik ten Hag.
Speaking on the development, Pietersen posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday: “I have watched this (Cristiano Ronaldo) story and having been in a similar position, I sympathize with him. People have NO IDEA what it is like to have constant lies and speculation written about them all the time.”
“People having breaking points. Very easy to blame him but before you do, think…”
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Theo Walcott gives opinion on Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview against Man Utd
Former Arsenal forward, Theo Walcott, has given his opinion on the controversy surrounding Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest interview.
Ronaldo sat down for an explosive interview with British veteran journalist Piers Morgan this week.
During the interview, Ronaldo lashed out against Man United owners, the Glazers, manager Erik ten Hag, the Carrington facilities, former interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, Red Devils legends, Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney and a number of other topics.
Ronaldo’s blunt remarks have divided opinions among pundits and supporters alike.
Speaking on the development, Walcott, who described Ronaldo as one of the most outstanding players he has ever seen in this generation, feels the Portugal captain has ruined his legacy at Old Trafford with his latest remarks, adding that it is a shame.
Walcott also compared the current situation to that of Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane, who made headlines with his infamous headbutt in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final.
“Cristiano Ronaldo, for me, has been one of the most outstanding players I have ever seen in this generation obviously along with Messi – but he has got to move. For me, he has obviously got something already that he is planning to do and I just feel it is a shame, it is that legacy that people are just going to remember this now.” Walcott told talkSPORTS.
“It’s like when I think of Zidane, I always think of the headbutt, I don’t know what it’s, and think that now with Ronaldo and what he’s done here.”
Walcott added, “He obviously exposed himself before the World Cup. He has put it all about him. It is what Cristiano does, which is why he has been so good for so many years.”
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