Midfielder Bruno Fernandes says he feels no animosity towards Cristiano Ronaldo and has not seen his incredible interview.
Bruno Fernandes says he has “no problem” with Cristiano Ronaldo following his Manchester United and Portugal team-mate’s explosive interview.
Ronaldo told TalkTV he felt betrayed by United and spoke about how his relationship with manager Erik ten Hag had broken down, as well as criticizing club owners the Glazer family.
Footage has emerged of Fernandes giving Ronaldo a seemingly frosty welcome as they reported for international duty ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this week.
United defender Raphael Varane said the Ronaldo saga had “obviously affected” the club.
Still, Fernandes says he has no problem with the striker as Portugal prepare for their first game of the tournament next Thursday against Ghana.
The midfielder told Sky Sports: “I haven’t read the interview so I’m fine with it. As I said before, it’s the national team now, it’s Portugal. The coach said it’s us, he’s been saying that since I came with the national team in in 2017.
“It’s still clear that for him the main thing is the national team and us, so we have to focus on the World Cup.
“Many times you don’t get the chance to play the World Cup – Cristiano has done really well to play five times, this will be his fifth – so everyone is ready for that, everyone wants to give their best for the team.”
Fernandes added: “This is the national team, Manchester United will be my target after the World Cup, after December 18, because that’s the final.
“I don’t have a problem with anyone. I’m doing my job. You have to control yourself, do your best and that’s it.”