Cristiano Ronaldo admits he would like Arsenal to win the Premier League this season – but ONLY if Man United fail to join them in the title race – as he heaps praise on Mikel Arteta and the ‘good team’ at his disposal
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he wants Arsenal to win the Premier League this season – but only if Manchester United fail to join them in the title race.
Ronaldo is dominating headlines on the eve of the Qatar World Cup after unleashing a sensational attack on United in a tell-all interview with Piers Morgan at the weekend.
During the first half of his discussion with Morgan, which was televised on Wednesday, the 37-year-old took aim at former Red Devils interim coach Ralf Rangnick, Wayne Rooney, Gary Neville and his club’s young players.
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he wants Arsenal to win the Premier League this season
The second part of Ronaldo’s explosive Piers Morgan interview aired on Thursday night
The second instalment of the interview aired on Thursday night, with his lack of ‘respect’ for current boss Erik ten Hag the biggest talking point – but Ronaldo was not on the offensive throughout its entirety.
Because he also had praise for United’s Premier League rivals Arsenal, expressing his admiration for manager Mikel Arteta and the ‘good team’ at his disposal while admitting he hopes to see them win the Premier League.
When asked by Gunners supporter Morgan if he would like to see them become champions, Ronaldo confessed: ‘I hope so.
‘Manchester first, and if not, Arsenal is some team that I like to see play.’
Ronaldo spoke of his admiration for Mikel Arteta amid the Gunners’ strong start to the season
Arsenal sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table during the World Cup break, having won 12 of their first 14 matches this season.
There is optimism that Arteta’s side could challenge Manchester City for the title in 2022-23, and Ronaldo is certainly impressed.
He added about the north London club: ‘I like the team. I like the coach. I think they have a good team.
‘And if Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, I will be happy if Arsenal do.’