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Former Manchseter United Manager Jose Mourinho reveals why Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Man United ended badly

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second stay at Manchester United went poorly, and Jose Mourinho has explained why.

Ronaldo made a surprise comeback to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021, which stunned the league.

Even though he shown exceptional finishing abilities in his debut season, he eventually got disenchanted with Ralf Rangnick and Erik ten Hag’s managing styles.

After a disagreement with Red Devils boss Ten Hag, the 39-year-old Portuguese legend was removed from the squad.

Ronaldo’s contract was terminated in late 2022 due to their damaged relationship and a surprising TV appearance in which he attacked Ten Hag and the club’s leadership.

Ronaldo stated of Ten Hag, “I don’t respect him [Ten Hag], because he doesn’t respect me. If you don’t respect me, I will never respect you.

“Not only the manager, but the other two or three individuals that work for the club [at the senior executive level]. I felt betrayed. I don’t care; people should hear the truth. I felt betrayed. I believe that some individuals did not want me here, not only this year but also previous season.”

Despite his 27 goals, Ronaldo’s return home after a 12-year absence was unsatisfactory. Furthermore, legendary Portuguese manager Mourinho has now revealed his advice on managing a player of Ronaldo’s calibre and personality.

Mourinho spoke with Ronaldo’s former teammate, Rio Ferdinand, on FIVE and said:

“I think you don’t coach Cristiano.” You do not need to motivate him. Ambition and responsibility are not something you can give him, technically speaking.

“It’s just to give some tactical adjustments and let the guy be happy.”

When asked whether there was anything he could teach him, he modestly said, “I don’t think so, he doesn’t need it.”

Mourinho was United’s manager from May 2016 until December 2018. Prior to that, he managed Ronaldo at Real Madrid, when they won both the Copa del Rey and La Liga.

Ronaldo joined the Saudi Pro League team Al-Nassr after leaving Manchester United, and the Portuguese star has regained his form and passion for the game while playing in the Middle East.

In 19 matches this season for Al-Nassr, he has 21 goals and nine assists.

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