Ronaldo on Piers Morgan: how to watch TalkTV interview, when is it on TV, what time is it on, can I stream it?

Ronaldo has launched an attack on Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag and the Old Trafford board in a Piers Morgan interview

During a 90 minute interview with Piers Morgan, the five time Ballon d’Or winner explains that he feels “betrayed” by Ten Hag and claims he has no “respect” for the Man United boss.

The 37-year-old is also critical of the ownership model at the club and claims the Red Devils have made “zero progress” since the retirement of former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

TV presenter and journalist Piers Morgan has described the conversation as the “most explosive” interview that Cristiano Ronaldo has ever given in his career.

But when is Cristiano Ronaldo’s uncensored interview and where will it be shown?

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the Cristiano Ronaldo interview?

The controversial interview between Ronaldo and Morgan will be a 90 minute viewing as the Portuguese star discusses all things Man United and the most challenging period of his career so far.

The conversation takes place over two 45 minute episodes. The first part aired on Wednesday 16 November at 8pm (UK time) and the second part of the conversation will take place on Thursday 17 November at 8pm (UK time).

How to watch the Cristiano Ronaldo interview?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Morgan will be televised on UK television programme TalkTV.

TalkTV is available on channel 526 if you are a Sky customer, channel 606 with Virgin Media and channel 237 if you are a freeview customer.

Ronaldo has discussed the breakdown of his relationship with Erik Ten Hag. (Getty Images)Ronaldo has discussed the breakdown of his relationship with Erik Ten Hag. (Getty Images)
Ronaldo has discussed the breakdown of his relationship with Erik Ten Hag. (Getty Images)

How to stream the Cristiano Ronaldo interview?

The explosive interview involving Ronaldo and Morgan is also available for fans to stream via the TalkTV app, which can be downloaded on your mobile phone and tablet devices.

If you haven’t had time to watch the first part of the interview you can catch up by watching the interview online via the TalkTV website or via the Piers Morgan: Uncensored YouTube channel.

What happened in the first part of Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview?

Cristiano Ronaldo reflected on his return to Manchester United and revealed that he was close to joining arch rivals Manchester City.

During the interview the Portuguese star claimed that when he returned to sign for the Red Devils he was disappointed to see that very little had changed in terms of the facilities and infrastructure at the club. The 37-year-old said: “The progress was zero, in terms of Real Madrid and Juventus they follow the rest of the world. Manchester United is behind in my opinion and this kind of club should be at the top of the tree.”

Ronaldo criticised the appointment of former manager Ralf Ragnick and claimed he had “never heard of him” when he joined the club last season. He also claimed that the younger generation of footballers throughout the world lack the hunger to succeed in the game and claimed that very few Manchester United youngsters will have “longevity” in their careers.

The Portuguese striker also reflects on the toughest period of his life off the pitch and opened up about the heartbreak of losing his baby son after he died in childbirth earlier this year.

What to expect from the second part of Ronaldo’s interview?

At the end of the first episode, Piers Morgan showed a preview of what was to come during the second half of the interview.

During the second episode, Ronaldo is expected to delve deeper into the ownership model of the club and will express his views on the Glazer family.

The Portuguese forward will also delve deeper into the breakdown of his relationship with Erik Ten Hag. Ronaldo claims he no longer has “any respect” for his Manchester United manager and feels that he has tried to “force him out” of the club.

How have people reacted to the Cristiano Ronaldo interview?

Ronaldo’s latest interview has divided opinion across social media. The Portuguese star is the most followed human being on Instagram and news of the interview has been the subject of conversation for millions of football fans around the world.

Former Blackburn forward Chris Sutton has criticised Ronaldo’s decision to do the interview. Sutton tweeted: “When Ronaldo returned he thought he was bigger than Manchester United…no player is bigger than the club. A very sad end. He simply isn’t the player he once was and can’t accept that. He’s shown once again he isn’t a team player.”

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has also been critical of the Portuguese star and the way he has handled the situation. Carragher tweeted: “Ronaldo under ETH: Announced he wanted to leave, refused to come on as a substitute, walked off the bench & left before the game had finished. 99% of United fans will be on the side of ETH, which shows how badly Ronaldo has handled this.”

Piers Morgan has jumped to the defence of the Manchester United star and claims that Ronaldo has been spot on in his criticisms. Morgan tweeted: “Manchester United are 5th in the league, 13pts off the lead, and in the Europa League KO stage play-offs. Since Sir Alex retired, they’ve stagnated & become a mediocre club. Everyone knows this. Ronaldo’s spot on with his criticisms.”