Cristiano Ronaldo believes he is a ‘better man’ after his ‘bad’ spell at Manchester United.
The Portuguese forward established himself as a United legend during his first spell at Old Trafford but his second spell ended on a bad note.
Ronaldo clashed with Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag at the start of this campaign and refused to come on during a Premier League game against Tottenham.
Ronaldo then gave an interview to Piers Morgan in which he blasted Manchester United’s owners and said he had ‘no respect’ for Ten Hag.
United announced in November that Ronaldo’s exit had been ‘mutually agreed’, with the 38-year-old joining Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
‘Sometimes you have to go through some things to see who is on your side,’ Ronaldo said at a press conference ahead of Portugal’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Liechtenstein.
‘I have no problem saying, I had a bad phase in my career, but there’s no time for regrets.
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‘Life goes on and, if I was doing well or not, it was part of my growth. When we are at the top of the mountain, we often cannot see what is below.
‘Now, I’m more prepared and learning that was important, because I had never been through this, like in the last few months. Now I am a better man.’
Ronaldo, who is considered one of the greatest players of all time, has scored nine goals in eight league games for Al-Nassr.