In a scathing critique of Manchester United’s recent woes, renowned TV presenter and football pundit Piers Morgan unleashed a verbal assault on the Red Devils’ manager, Erik ten Hag. Morgan’s criticism gained momentum as he highlighted Cristiano Ronaldo’s exceptional performance, emphasizing the stark contrast between the legendary player’s success and United’s current lackluster form.
Ronaldo, who left the club under Ten Hag’s management, has been a force to be reckoned with, netting an impressive 43 goals for both club and country this year. In contrast, Manchester United finds itself languishing in the eighth position after suffering their fifth defeat in ten Premier League matches, a dismal record compounded by a paltry 11 goals scored so far.
The scrutiny intensified with the disappointing performance of United’s recent acquisitions. Rasmus Hojlund, the touted successor to Ronaldo, has failed to find the back of the net in seven Premier League matches despite the hefty £72 million price tag attached to his name. This echoes the fate of last season’s loanee, Wout Weghorst, who failed to score in 17 league games, raising questions about the club’s recruitment decisions.
Morgan minced no words, labeling Ten Hag a “total fraud” and pointing out his role in driving Ronaldo out of the club. The talkSPORT presenter’s sentiments resonated with fans, many of whom demanded an apology for Ronaldo and criticized Ten Hag’s questionable decisions.
Amidst the critique, some fans also turned their attention to the broader issues plaguing Manchester United. The club’s ownership under the Glazers has come under scrutiny, with supporters arguing that until fundamental changes are made, the dream of reviving the iconic Theatre of Dreams will remain elusive.
The criticism reached a boiling point as fans questioned the decision to bring Ronaldo back for his second spell at Old Trafford in August 2021. The once-revered return of the legendary forward now appears marred by the team’s lack of cohesion and direction.
As Manchester United continues to grapple with internal turmoil, the spotlight remains firmly on Ten Hag and the management, raising serious questions about the club’s future prospects.