Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz wasn’t surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo‘s explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.

Snippets of the 37-year-old’s interview went viral last Sunday and despite the World Cup starting today – the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been the topic of conversation following his decision to deliver the truth, which he promised to spill back in August.

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After going a step too far with him revealing he doesn’t “respect” Erik ten Hag and claiming he’s been “betrayed” by the twenty-time league champions, United’s number seven has burnt too many bridges and isn’t going to play for the club again.

The Red Devils are exploring the possibility of terminating the former Juventus striker’s contract and United have started a legal process against Portugal’s captain for breach of contract.

Former Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz wasn’t surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview

Queiroz, who worked with Ronaldo at Old Trafford during his time as Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager, believes the “instability” at United has had an impact on his compatriot’s outburst.

The 69-year-old, who will be in charge of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, also has experience of managing the Portuguese superstar during his days of being the Selecao boss.

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Giving his reaction to Ronaldo’s damming interview, Queiroz told MaisFutebol: “I’m a bit away, but it doesn’t surprise me, because the context of the club is not the same. The signing of Cristiano as a player is one thing, as an element that would have come to the club and make the turn of philosophy, it is another completely different.

“The club is living in a time of great instability in these years. Cristiano arrived and did not see the same mentality, the same way of being.

“He found it difficult to adapt and routines in a club that has always been a winner and is trying to get up. You don’t correct this in six months or in a year, it takes four to seven years.”

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