Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he would be happy to see Arsenal win the Premier League this season if Manchester United don’t go all the way.
The Gunners are top of the table heading into the World Cup, five points ahead of reigning champions Manchester City and 11 ahead of United, who climbed up to fifth after a tricky start to the season.
Amid United’s struggles, the controversy has surrounded Ronaldo, who has publicly clashed with manager Erik ten Hag and fueled his concerns at Old Trafford with a heated interview with Talk TV.
In one of the more light-hearted segments, Ronaldo revealed which team he would like to see go all the way this season.
“Manchester United first, and if not, Arsenal is a team I like to see play,” he said.
“I like the team. I like the manager. I think they have a good team. And if Manchester United don’t win the Premier League, I’ll be happy if Arsenal do.”
With arch-rivals City and Liverpool the other main contenders for the title, Ronaldo’s support for Arsenal hardly comes as a surprise.
Ronaldo himself has three Premier League titles under his belt but is unlikely to get the chance to add a fourth. United have fallen behind in the title race, while the 37-year-old has admitted he doesn’t even know if he will be back at Old Trafford after the World Cup.