Bruno Fernandes Explains His Awkward Greeting To Cristiano Ronaldo: I Have No Problem With Manchester United And Portugal Team-Mate

After Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized United and boss Erik ten Hag, Manchester United teammates Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo grouped up with the national team for the World Cup and shared a frosty handshake on Monday.
In an interview with Sky Sports News, Manchester United and Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes claimed he does not have any problem with team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and explained the apparent frosty reception he gave Ronaldo earlier in the week, saying it was a “joke”.

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"I do my job and as a manager once said to me, everything that you can control is yourself. I think everyone thinks the same way, you have to control yourself, give your best and that's it."
Asked if he gave Ronaldo the cold shoulder, Fernandes replied: "Why do you say that?
"They put the sound [on] after. Did you hear it with the sound? You have to.
"In Portugal, we have a problem, that I was watching one of the channels that was talking about that, 'was cold, was bad', for 45 minutes.
"All of a sudden they go to a break, and the national team sends it with sound.
"The sound says that he is joking with me and so they come back and said there was a joke and they cut there. They said, 'if you want to see again just go back, but if they go back they will see there's a problem. But if they are really true and explain what was in that video people will know, but now people don't know.
"This is the national team, Manchester United will be my focus after the World Cup."
However, the situation does not appear to be as simple as Fernandes explained as Joan Cancelo seemed unhappy with Ronaldo during football training for Portugal two days ago.
In the interview with TalkTV, which has been released over the last few days, Ronaldo criticized United, blamed former team-mates, and said there’s been no change since he left the club.
But Bruno Fernandes, who joined United in January 2020, insists he has not watched the interview and underlined that the Qatar World Cup is his only focus, "I didn't read the interview so I'm okay with that.
"Now it's the national team, it's Portugal. The coach made a point that it's us. He's made that point since I came to the national team in 2017 and that is still clear that in his mind the main thing here is the national team and us.
"We have to be focused on the World Cup because a World Cup doesn't come every time. You don't have a chance to play a World Cup many times.
"Cristiano will play in his fifth World Cup so everyone is ready for that and everyone wants to give their best for the team."
Ronaldo says he felt “provoked” by Ten Hag after he refused to come on last month against Tottenham and left Old Trafford before the full-time whistle.He claims that Ten Hag “does no respect” him in the way he “deserves”, although he had "regret" for his behavior against Tottenham in October but feels the punishment he faced was too harsh.
The 37-year-old revealed he plans to carry on his playing career until the age of 40, but does not know which club he will be representing beyond the World Cup in Qatar but hinted at a United exit suggesting it is "probably good to have a new chapter" in his career.
In clips previously aired this week from the same interview, Ronaldo disclosed he was "close" to moving to Manchester City last summer, before Sir Alex Ferguson intervened, and was particularly critical of the Ralf Rangnick era as well as the club's crop of young players.
After all, Portugal's 4-0 warm-up win over Nigeria without Ronaldo. And people still consider the impact of Ronaldo's interview on Portugal’s locker room.
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