Piers Morgan sides with Roy Keane over Cristiano Ronaldo and slams Man Utd 'halfwit' Carrick for benching ace vs ChelseaNovember 29, 2021
PIERS MORGAN has backed Roy Keane’s assessment of Michael Carrick after he dropped Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese legend was named as sub for Manchester United’s draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Ronaldo did get on during the second half but was spotted storming down the tunnel after the final whistle and did not shake hands with any of the Blues players.
The star has scored ten goals in 15 matches since returning to United but that was still not enough to earn him a start at Stamford Bridge.
Morgan, who brilliantly interviewed Ronaldo several years ago, has now waded in to the debate and agreed with Keane over Carrick’s ‘outrageous’ decision.
The ex-Good Morning Britain co-host also called the United caretaker a ‘halfwit’ as he defended his close pal.
Morgan tweeted: “Keane’s bang on… [Ronaldo] has scored ten goals this season but gets benched by a temporary managerial halfwit who helped [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer drive United into mid-table mediocrity. Outrageous way to treat the world’s best footballer.”
Following the game, Sky Sports pundit and ex-Red Devils captain Keane blasted caretaker manager Carrick’s decision to leave out the 36-year-old forward.
That led to him and Jamie Carragher getting into a fierce row, with Keane saying: “Ronaldo isn't one for coming off the bench — he was probably freezing there.
“Ronaldo has not come back to Manchester United to sit on the bench. Why Carrick is trying to give him a high-five, I don't know. Let him get down the tunnel, there is nothing wrong with a player being upset.
“Ronaldo has not come back to Manchester United to sit on the bench. What is the point?
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“He is a world-class player. His stats since he came back to the club are ok – he has got some goals and some assists. This idea that he is going to start closing people down? He's not.
“Sometimes you have to work around a superstar. I've played with players who don't do the bit you hope – the Cantonas of this world – but you forgive them because they score the winning goals in tight matches.
“Ronaldo has to be in the starting XI. This idea of resting him? Villarreal didn't take a lot out of the players and they are not playing again until Thursday night. He could have played easily.”
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