Liverpool legend, Graeme Souness, has defended forward Cristiano Ronaldo following the 37-year-old’s bombshell interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.
Souness claimed that Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has not kept his word to Ronaldo.
Ronaldo recently did an interview with Morgan and hit out at Man United and Ten Hag.
The former Real Madrid star said the Red Devils had betrayed him and that he doesn’t respect Ten Hag.
After his exclusive interview, Man United released a statement on Monday regarding the development.
However, reacting to the development, Souness insisted that Ronaldo was entitled to air his grievances.
“I certainly do,” Souness said, as quoted by Metro when asked if he still defends Ronaldo.
“I come back to it, there is a meeting, two people speak, two people leave the room with an understanding, and someone has not kept their word.
“He has never spoken. He feels it is time for him to come out and tell his side of the story. This is a player who in many people’s eyes, is the greatest player to have ever kicked a ball.
“I think he has been told a story, and the manager has not kept it.
“Then you look at what has happened after this so-called agreement… he doesn’t bring him on against City out of respect.
“A couple of weeks later, against Tottenham [Hotspur] he wants to bring him on with two minutes to go when the game is won. What can Ronaldo do there? And then he makes him captain.
“Looking at it from both sides, I have been a player, I have been a manager, I think the player has a grievance and he’s entitled to air his grievance.”