Manchester United respond after Cristiano Ronaldo slams training ground facilities at the club

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Manchester United have dismissed Cristiano Ronaldo’s criticism of the facilities at the club’s training ground and insist the complex has changed dramatically in recent years.

In his interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo claimed the infrastructure at Carrington hadn’t changed since he last left the club for Real Madrid in 2009.

Ronaldo said: “Nothing changed, surprisingly. Not only the pool, the jacuzzi, even the gym. Even the kitchen, the chefs, whom I appreciate – lovely people. They stopped in time. It surprised me a lot. 

“I thought I would see other things, technologies, and infrastructure. Unfortunately, we see a lot of what I used to see at 21, 22, and 23 years old. It really surprised me.

“Since Ferguson left, I haven’t seen an evolution at the club. Progress is zero. You have to tear it down and rebuild it. If they start with me, it’s not a problem.”

However, Manchester United Ronaldo’s comments aren’t entirely true, with the club claiming wholesale changes have been made to the training ground in recent years.

The club insist the swimming pool area, cafeteria and main gym have all undergone a makeover.

Furthermore, planning permission is in place to revamp the remainder of the training ground to add more offices, a bigger gym area and a bigger car park.