Ronaldo has dominated headlines this week after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan. The veteran claimed United have been trying to ‘push’ him out of the club, criticising the club’s lack of progress and the current generation of football players, among other things. Ronaldo feels he has been ‘betrayed’ by the club, who have been left scrambling in the wake of the interview.
United have said they are working on the next steps, while reports have claimed they are trying to find legal grounds to end the player’s contract months before it expires. In the meantime, Ronaldo hasn’t been back to United, jetting off to Qatar with Portugal for the World Cup.
And for Portugal, the big question is whether all this noise has distracted the players as they embark upon their World Cup campaign. That question has been posed to City star Silva, who replied: “The news that comes from England has nothing to do with the national team, so I won’t say anything. It doesn’t concern me, it concerns Cristiano. I don’t have to comment.
“It’s a matter for Cristiano, I’m not a Manchester United player and even if I was I would not answer that, because we’re in the national team so I’m not going to talk about it.”
Silva was also asked whether there has been any tension between Ronaldo and United teammate Bruno Fernandes given the reports that Red Devils stars have been left unhappy by Ronaldo’s approach.
“I don’t see any weird environment between Cristiano and Bruno,” Silva responded. “It’s something that belongs to Cristiano. It’s a personal matter and I don’t see a big deal out of it. There’s no weird environment. It’s a shame we’ve only been talking about this when we have a World Cup to play. I don’t see a big issue.”