‘I won’t be surprised if this Premier League star joins Chelsea in January’ – William Gallas

William Gallas
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Former Chelsea defender William Gallas believes Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag disrespected Cristiano Ronaldo.

Gallas also revealed he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if Chelsea made a move to sign Ronaldo in January.

“I think that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United after the World Cup,” Gallas told Genting Casino. “I won’t be surprised to see him go to Chelsea either.

“He was honest and spoke from the heart and I think everybody is a little bit surprised by what has happened to him at United this season.

“The only people who know what was said about his role and importance in the team are him and the manager.

“When you look at what Erik Ten Hag did to him, putting him on the bench, for a player of Ronaldo’s standing, it’s difficult to understand, but he accepted it.

“When Ten Hag is asking a player like Ronaldo to come off the bench for the last two or three minutes, he is showing him a lack of respect. It would be better to give those minutes to some younger players. Ten Hag has to respect what Ronaldo has done throughout his career.”