Fresh Cristiano Ronaldo quotes surface: Man United future latest, Arsenal praise & ‘magic’ Lionel Messi

A fresh round of quotes stemming from the now infamous interview held by Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo last week have surfaced on Thursday evening.

For those who may somehow have missed it, veteran attacker Ronaldo dropped nothing short of a bombshell on not only United, but a host of individuals associated with the club, too, this past Sunday.

In comments provided during an interview with presenter Piers Morgan, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner slammed the Red Devils, boss Erik ten Hag, club icon Wayne Rooney, and more.

The key takeaway, though, came in the form of Ronaldo essentially signalling his intent to depart once more, in revealing that he has been left feeling ‘betrayed’ by the club he loves:

And now, as alluded to above, a further insight into his future has been provided by way of yet more fresh quotes on Ronaldo’s part.

The Portuguese, first, suggested that the prospect of him being reintegrated into the first-team setup at Old Trafford was altogether up in the air:

“It’s difficult to tell right now [if he will be a Manchester United player after January], it’s because, my mood is right now to the World Cup. It’s probably my last World Cup — I don’t know what’s gonna happen after the World Cup.

“It’s hard, it’s hard for me to say that I will not be back to Manchester United. But regardless, as you say, it’s… let’s see what’s going to happen.”

From here, though, Ronaldo went on to reiterate once more that his preference would be to head elsewhere this winter:

“Maybe it’s good for me and Manchester to have a new chapter. Probably.”

Further noteworthy comments were too forthcoming regarding both Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, and long-time rival Lionel Messi.

First, regarding the former, CR7 had the following to say:

“Manchester [United] first & if not, Arsenal is some team that I like to see play. I like the team, I like the coach. I think they have a good team. If Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, I will be happy if Arsenal do.”

On his relationship with Paris Saint-Germain standout Messi, meanwhile, the 37-year-old added:

“Amazing player is magic, top… As a person, we share the stage 16 years, imagine, 16 years. So, I have great relationship with him. I’m not friend of him — but it’s like a teammate.”

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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