Cristiano Ronaldo claims he "doesn't pay respect to" Erik Ten Hag, and asserts that Erik ten Hag was the Manchester United manager attempted to get him out during the summer.

On the course of an interview on the broadcaster Piers Morgan, Ronaldo criticised Ten Hag as well as the club and the former interim manager Ralf Rangnick.

The 37-year old was suspended by Ten Hag after refusing be a substitute for the 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur in October.

Ronaldo has missed United's previous two games due to illness, despite Ten Hag saying that Ronaldo would be fit for the game against Fulham the game, which the Dutchman's team beat by a score of 2-1 on Sunday.

"I do not respect Ten Hag because he has no respect to myself," Ronaldo said in an excerpt of the interview which airs in full on Wednesday's "Piers Morgan: Uncensored."

"If you don't the respect of me then not going to respect you."

Ronaldo and his team were looking to make the opportunity to leave Old Trafford in the summer however Ronaldo has said that Portugal player insists that that it was United as well as Ten Hag who drove him towards the exit. "Manchester United tried to push the player out of my club," he said.

"Not just the manager, but also the three or two guys that are at the club (at the upper executive level. I felt betrayed. I don't care about it, people ought to be open to hearing the truth. Yes, I felt betrayed. I think that a few people did not want me here, and not just this season, but last season too."