Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has insisted he didn’t lose any sleep over Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit.
Ronaldo’s contract was ended by mutual consent in November.
The Portugal captain has since joined Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.
Ten Hag has now taken responsibility for Ronaldo’s departure, following the 38-year-old’s interview with Piers Morgan, in which he criticized the club.
“I have to see and face the consequences of it, the impact of the decisions not only in the short-term but also for the longer-term. Of course, you don’t always have a lot of time, in that period I remember we had 10 days so I could consider which choice would be the best,” he said.
“You always have to think strategic, what is the consequence longer-term. I am aware of it but that is my job and that is the responsibility I have to take.
“I had reasons (for the decision). They were obvious. And I knew also the consequence and also if it was a negative outcome from that game. That is always possible in football.
“But I am not worrying. I sleep well also in those nights. I have to take the decisions in respect in advance of the club and the team. That is my job and that is the responsibility I have to take and I have to stand for those decisions”, he said.