Manchester United will fine Cristiano Ronaldo at least £1m for his last interview with Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old in his interview criticized manager Erik ten Hag and the Manchester United board of directors.
The interview came just hours after the Red Devils beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.
The Portugal international did not participate in the match due to illness, and he also missed the Carabao Cup win over Aston Villa on Thursday.
The Portugal captain was desperate to leave the club last summer but was denied his desire and had to play a supporting role for the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial so far this season.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker was fined two weeks’ wages in October when he refused to play as a substitute against Tottenham.
The Portugal captain will go through that experience again this time, with Ronaldo facing another fine of around £1m, according to Metro.
Ronaldo likely played his last game for the club and could be released ahead of the January transfer window.
The Portugal captain had started and completed four matches for Manchester United before the explosive encounter. The veteran striker said he felt betrayed by the club, having been persuaded to stay at Old Trafford over the summer when he asked to be allowed to leave.
Ronaldo reportedly asked to be allowed to leave Old Trafford after Tin Hag’s arrival, but was told it was part of the new coach’s plans and was forced to stay for this season.
Premier League: Manchester United punish Cristiano Ronaldo for an interview with Morgan