Man Utd: Eriksen breaks silence on “sad” Ronaldo exit

The English giants terminated Ronaldo’s contract after an explosive interview last month.

Christian Eriksen has praised Cristiano Ronaldo’s “special” legacy at Manchester United.

Ronaldo completed a sensational return to Man Utd in August 2021. CR7 became the club’s top-scorer as he maintained his brilliant form last season.

However, Erik ten Hag’s arrival in the summer started his struggle for minutes at Old Trafford. Ronaldo hit out at the Dutchman for “not respecting” him in a fiery interview that ended his Man Utd career.

But Eriksen believes that won’t hurt the 37-year-old’s remarkable legacy at the club.

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“First of all we are sad that Ronaldo is not part of it. His legacy and his name at any club is special, for me to be fortunate to play with him in my career was very nice,” Eriksen said.

“The football goes on. You feel that the next game after, people will forget what it was like before and now our focus is really like he is not here. 

“The atmosphere is good, we have a lot of people coming back from the World Cup, the last guys are coming back and everyone is coming together.

“The atmosphere is good. It helps winning games and also before we went away for the World Cup we had a few good games and good wins and it makes it easier to come back and start like this.”