Cristiano Ronaldo should have handled things ‘in a different way’ claims former Man Utd team-mate

Ronaldo’s old Man Utd teammate ‘disappointed’ about his Piers Morgan interview.

Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has admitted he is ‘disappointed’ with the way Ronaldo’s situation at the club is playing out. The attacker has stunned the football world with an interview with Piers Morgan, where he revealed his frustrations about his current circumstamces at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo, 37, has said he feels he has been ‘betrayed’ and his future with Erik ten Hag’s side is now up in the air. He has scored just once in 10 Premier League games so far this season and has found himself frozen out of the team in recent weeks. Brown played with the Portugal international during his playing days and gave his verdict on his former team-mates’ revelations.

He told Fair Betting Sites: “I’ve not seen the whole interview yet, I’ve just seen some snippets, but honestly I’m just shocked that it’s got to this point. It’s one of those situations where it’s become more and more obvious that he wants to leave the club.

“Personally I think you should go about it in a different way but Ronaldo will feel a certain way and has decided that this is the course of action he wants to take. I’m a bit gutted about the whole situation but until I’ve seen the whole thing it’s hard to say too much else on it.

“I am disappointed with how it’s played out because he’s been a great person and great professional up until now. Ultimately when there’s stuff to be said like this that you do it behind closed doors and with the right people. This hasn’t been done that way.”

He added: “Ronaldo is a mega star and he felt he had to do it this way but it’s something I certainly wouldn’t have done and probably most others wouldn’t have either. I’m pretty sure that this is the way he wanted it to go.

“They’re off to Qatar now and he won’t be back at United until mid-December but then it’s up to the club and the player because they’ll have to talk about it at some point. The timing of the interview probably makes that not possible for a while. We’ll hear more in the next couple of weeks but clearly the result of the timing is that everyone’s not at the club for the next six weeks or so.”