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Piers Morgan Takes A Jab At Ten Hag For His Past Remarks On Cristiano Ronaldo: Is The Football Rivalry Heating Up Off The Field?

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Piers Morgan, the famous British TV personality, recently roasted Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag over his past remarks on Cristiano Ronaldo. Morgan’s jibe was in response to the Red Devils’ recent 1-0 defeat to West Ham United.

What Transpired After Manchester United’s Match Against West Ham?

Manchester United suffered a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United on Sunday, May 7, in a match where they failed to find the back of the net for the third consecutive game. David de Gea’s blunder allowed a Said Benrahma shot to go past him, giving the Hammers the lead in the 26th minute. Despite an encouraging first half, the Red Devils struggled to mount a comeback in the second half and eventually fell to their second 1-0 loss in a row.

Following the match, Piers Morgan took a jab at Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag on Twitter, sharing an old quote from him about Cristiano Ronaldo, which read:

“I had reasons [for dropping Cristiano Ronaldo] and I also knew the consequence if it was a negative outcome. But I am not worrying and I sleep well in those nights.”

Morgan captioned the tweet: “How’s that sleep going, Erik?”

Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nassr)
Nassr’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr at the Prince Faisal Bin Fahd stadium in the capital Riyadh on April 18, 2023. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Controversial Interview With Cristiano Ronaldo And A Football Rivalry Off The Field With Ten Hag

Piers Morgan, a well-known British broadcaster and friend of Cristiano Ronaldo, conducted a controversial interview with the Portuguese superstar in late 2020. The explosive interview saw Ronaldo criticize his former team, Manchester United, as well as Erik ten Hag and some of his former teammates. This ultimately led to the termination of Ronaldo’s contract with the Red Devils in November of the same year.

Manchester United have thrived since Ronaldo‘s departure, winning 11 of their 18 Premier League matches and claiming the Carabao Cup. They have also made it to the FA Cup final, with the only major setback being a quarterfinal exit in the Europa League.

On the other hand, Ronaldo has been in decent form for Al-Nassr since joining them in January, scoring 12 goals and providing two assists in 15 appearances across all competitions. However, the Saudi club recently sacked their manager, Rudi Garcia, and currently sit in second place in the league.

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