Piers Morgan has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo sent him a text saying he was “free as a bird” after leaving Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo left United in mid-November
Exit follows Morgan comments
Host reveals CR7 is happy to be gone
WHAT HAPPENED ?
Morgan exchanged several messages with the Portuguese star, and both mocked his sense of freedom after leaving the Manchester club. The TV presenter, whose interview helped lure Ronaldo away from United, also dismissed rumors of a move to Saudi Arabia as premature.
WHAT THEY SAID:
“I sent Cristiano Ronaldo a GIF of William Wallace in Braveheart yelling, ‘Freedom!'” Morgan revealed. “He thought that was the perfect summation of how he felt. ‘Free as a bird’ was his reply.”
Asked about a successful move to Saudi Arabia Al-Nassr, Morgan said: “He believes that if he does well at this World Cup, he will get what he really wants, which is a Champions League club that will extend his record and a legacy. . At this point in his career, it’s not about the money. It’s about the burning desire to play football at the highest level, break records and win trophies. And he’s done it in more countries than anyone another player in history.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE:
While Cristiano Ronaldo may be hoping for a move to one of Europe’s top teams, his performance at the World Cup will not improve his chances. A record penalty on the opening day grabbed the headlines, but the 37-year-old was shy afterwards and was personally responsible for South Korea’s equalizer against Portugal as they staged a famous comeback on Friday.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Ronaldo attempted exactly 100 shots at World Cups, the first player to reach that total since the record for total shots existed (1966).
WHAT RONALDO POST ?
Despite the loss in the third match, Portugal still qualified as winners of Group H, meaning they will play Switzerland in the Round of 16 on Tuesday.