Cristiano Ronaldo was officially unveiled as an Al Nassr player on Tuesday following his arrival in Saudi Arabia after he agreed a £175m-a-year contract.
However, Jorge Mendes played no role in the deal, as he had already left Ronaldo.
The reason for this has since been explained. And not too surprisingly, it comes from the Pires Morgan interview Ronaldo did in November.
During the interview, Ronaldo stated that he felt betrayed by Manchester United:
“Yes [I’m being forced out]. Not only the coach, but another two of three guys around. I felt betrayed,” he said.
“People should listen to the truth. Yes, I feel betrayed and I felt that some people didn’t want me here, not just this year, but last year too.”
On Erik ten Hag, he added: “I don’t have respect for him because he doesn’t show respect for me.”
“If you don’t have respect for me, I will never have any for you.”
Now, according to Portuguese news outlet Publico, Mendes objected to Ronaldo giving the interview and knew afterwards that any hopes of finding the star another top club in Europe had vanished.