When asked about the repercussions of his explosive interview with Cristiano Ronaldo, he told FS1: “To be brutally honest, I think that he knew.
“Look, he’s a very smart guy, Cristiano, he knows what he’s doing. He and I have built a relationship going back a few years now, and when he rang me he was like ‘I want to do an interview, I want to say everything.’
“I said, ‘if you say everything I think you’re going to say, then you’re probably going to have to leave the club’. He went: ‘I know.’
“So he knew what he was getting into.”
The notorious British TV personality continued: “He didn’t think it was a certainty, he didn’t want to say in the interview I’m definitely leaving, I’m going to leave United.
“But this was a guy who at the end of his tenure felt he was being disrespected by the coach, [Erik] Ten Hag, by the owners who he said he’d never even met (and) by the executives of the club who didn’t even believe him when he said his daughter was sick.
“So you put it all together you’ve got a disrespected guy who I think is the best to ever play the game. He said enough.”
Morgan’s interview prompted Manchester United to terminate Ronaldo’s contract, despite having six months to go.
Ronaldo, 37, is now a free agent and it remains to be seen where he joins next.