Piers says United losing Ronaldo is ‘one of worst decisions in football history’

Piers Morgan has lashed out at Erik ten Hag and Manchester United for 'dumping Cristiano Ronaldo for Wout Weghorst' – calling it one of the worst decisions in football history.

The broadcaster, who interviewed Ronaldo in November to kickstart the mutual termination of his contract at the club, has continued to support the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

Morgan's latest tweet on the matter came as the 38-year-old scored twice in Al-Nassr's 5-0 win over Al-Adalah which took his tally for the club to 11 goals across 11 games.

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Morgan tweeted: "Two more goals for Cristiano so far tonight, including this superb one which once again suggests Ten Hag’s decision to dump him for Wout Weghorst was one of the worst in football history."

Ronaldo beat a defender at the edge of the box before firing a powerful shot past the rival goalkeeper – having scored three times in 16 games for United earlier this season.

Despite netting 18 times across 30 Premier League games last season on his return to the club from Juventus, he was dropped to the bench by Ten Hag before he was allowed to leave for free.

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The Netherlands international is yet to score across his nine Premier League appearances for the club, scoring twice across 19 games in all competitions.

Weghorst was then brought in on loan from Burnley as a short-term option, with Daily Star Sport understanding that an £80million bid for Harry Kane is on the cards.

However, that interested might have to be shelved should they fail to secure Champions League football, having slipped down to fifth this week.

When asked for his thoughts on Ronaldo's exit earlier this month, Ten Hag said: "I had my reasons.

"They were obvious, and I also knew the consequences. It could have had a negative outcome.

"That is always possible in football. But I am not worrying. I sleep well also, even during those nights."


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