Before their World Cup campaign in Qatar, Portugal midfielder Joao Mario downplayed the tense reunion between Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.
Following a tirade against Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners in an interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo appears to have played his final match for Manchester United.
The 37-year-old says he doesn’t respect Ten Hag and thinks the Glazers don’t give a damn about United.
Ronaldo is currently training with Portugal’s national team ahead of their World Cup opener on November 24 against Ghana.
After their first encounter since Ronaldo’s remarks, Fernandes appeared less than pleased as he engaged in a heated discussion with his United teammate.
The United midfielder was one of the last players to enter the dressing room, and according to Joao Mario, Ronaldo had jokingly asked Fernandes if he had arrived at Portugal’s training camp via boat.
At a press conference on Tuesday morning, Joao Mario claimed that he had been in the locker room when the images were taken and that they were a joke between them.
Strangely, Cristiano asked Bruno, who was among the last to arrive, if he had come by boat.
He thinks the pictures can be understood, but they were just making fun of each other.
He thinks they get along well because they play together, and he watched them all day yesterday. They get along well and have no issues.
Joao Mario said there isn’t much to say about Ronaldo’s interview when asked if it puts additional pressure on the Portuguese national team before the World Cup.
Another working group that will be involved in the selection will attempt to concentrate on the most crucial factors. He doesn’t believe it adds to anyone’s pressure because we’re all used to working under intense pressure.
Being a member of the national team makes him always happy.
He saw him yesterday, and he is doing great as usual. As he previously stated, he enjoys being there and is entirely focused on the national team. He will undoubtedly be a huge asset to us at this World Cup.