Cristiano Ronaldo uses one word to describe his relationship with Bruno Fernandes

Cristiano Ronaldo only used one word to describe his relationship with Manchester United and Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes.

A matter of hours after Fernandes and his Manchester United teammates had beaten Fulham in dramatic fashion in the Red Devils last game before the winter break, snippets of Ronaldo’s eye-opening two-part interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV went viral.

Ahead of reuniting with Fernandes at Portugal’s training camp, it was interpretated that United’s number eight had been somewhat frosty with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner off the back of the explosive interview, which saw the 37-year-old claim he’s been “betrayed” by the Reds and that he had no respect for Erik ten Hag.

But in a surprise press conference appearance from Ronaldo this morning, United’s number seven poured cold water on his alleged rift with the former Sporting Lisbon captain, and he urged the press to stop asking his international colleagues about him.

Speaking via Portuguese outlet Record, Ronaldo said: “The atmosphere in the Selection is excellent. There’s no problem. The group is armoured. And I take this opportunity to finish: don’t ask for me. There’s no need to talk about me anymore. My case is closed.”

Cristiano Ronaldo uses one word to describe his relationship with Bruno Fernandes

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When specifically touching on how he was greeted by Fernandes following the 28-year-old’s arrival to camp, Ronaldo implied the media blew it out of proportion and got it all wrong.

The former Juventus striker said: “It was another one that unfortunately went wrong. My relationship with him is excellent, his plane came late, and I asked him if he had come by boat.”

In Fernandes’ last three games for club and country, which Ronaldo has missed due to illness, the attacking midfielder has three goals and two assists to his name.

Fernando Santos’ Selecao kickstart their World Cup campaign against Ghana on Thursday and with both Fernandes and Ronaldo likely to be in Portugal’s starting line-up, it’ll be interesting to see how the pair interact with one and other.

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