Former Liverpool star and CaughtOffside columnist Stan Collymore has suggested it is fear that motivated Cristiano Ronaldo’s controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
The Portugal international aimed various digs at the likes of Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, the Glazers, and some of his former teammates like Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville whilst speaking to Morgan on TalkTV.
Responding to what he saw from Ronaldo, Collymore suggested that it seems like the 37-year-old might be afraid that his career is nearly at its end.
See below as Collymore tweeted that Ronaldo perhaps seemed to be struggling to accept that the end comes to everyone, and that the less influence he has on the pitch, the more he speaks off it…
Love Ronaldo,a great in any era.
But it seems the less impact he has on the pitch, the more he talks off it and is arguably talking himself out of moves.
The end comes to everyone, Ali, Federer, Ronaldo too.
I just wonder if he’s just verbalising his fears that it’s coming.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 17, 2022
Ronaldo was still a key player for Man Utd last season, but he’s not played as much since Ten Hag took over as manager, and he’s not taken it well at all.
At one point, the former Real Madrid man left a game early against Tottenham this season, though he insisted he was “provoked” by his manager.