Gary Neville explains what he feels Cristiano Ronaldo should have told Piers Morgan after Garnacho's Fulham winner
The 37-year-old was ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League win at Craven Cottage due to illness just like he was for the Carabao Cup win against Aston Villa three days prior.
But just hours after United’s Argentinian wonderkid had scored his first Premier League goal for the Red Devils, snippets of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s explosive interview on TalkTV with Piers Morgan went viral.
As well as claiming he’s been “betrayed” by the club he supposedly loves and that he has “no respect” for Erik Ten Hag, United’s number seven also revealed that he doesn’t see his former United teammate Nevile as a friend.
In his role as Sky Sports pundit, the Reds former right-back has called out Ronaldo’s behaviour in recent weeks and expressed his belief that United and Ronaldo would be better off by cutting ties with one and other.
Gary Neville explains what he feels Cristiano Ronaldo should have told Piers Morgan after Garnacho’s Fulham winner
Garnacho adores Ronaldo and idolises the former Juventus striker despite being Argentinian.
After scoring his first senior goal for Manchester United in the Europa League against Real Sociedad, United’s number 49 asked his hero if he could use his popular celebration that was used for the first time against Everton last month when he scored his 700th goal in club football.
But Neville felt out of respect for Garnacho and his United teammates, Ronaldo could have at least had the decency to tell Piers Morgan to delay airing snippets of the interview.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville said: “The young boy [Garnacho] scored the goal at Fulham and it felt like a significant moment in his young career.
“[If I was Ronaldo] I would have rung Piers Morgan and asked him to pull airing the interview back to the following day and let the young kid have his night and the headlines tomorrow.
“I did think that was unwise.”
Piers Morgan has also defended Ronaldo for coming out and speaking the truth, which he promised he would, after the likes of Neville had called for him to front up.