Piers Morgan reveals Cristiano Ronaldo APOLOGISED by text after Man Utd ace scored twice against his beloved Arsenal

PIERS MORGAN has hilariously revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo said 'sorry' to him over text after netting against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Ronaldo scored twice, including the winning goal, in United's 3-2 win over Arsenal earlier this month.

Morgan has admitted he begged Ronaldo to spare the Gunners before kick off, which inevitably only ended in one way.

Writing in his Daily Mail column, Morgan said: “Arsenal played Manchester United and I sent Cristiano Ronaldo a desperate plea before kick-off, ‘Please don’t score against us…'

“Of course, he scored twice, and United won 3-2. ‘Sorry,’ Cristiano texted back after the final whistle.

“I would have accepted the apology if it hadn’t also contained a laughing emoji.”

Ronaldo's first goal of the night levelled the game at 1-1 after Emile Smith Rowe's bizarre opener.

And then with the score tied at 2-2, as newly appointed interim boss Ralf Rangnick watched from the stands, United were awarded a penalty after Martin Odegaard clumsily felled Fred and in the box.

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The end result was inevitable with Ronaldo standing over the spot-kick, and he duly converted from 12 yards.

The 36-year-old clearly didn't get caught up in the celebrations after the game though, remembering Morgan's pre-match plea.

He even added a laughing emoji in his cheeky apology text to the TV presenter following the final whistle.

Ronaldo's double on the night marked his 800th and 801st career goals, to the dismay of Arsenal mad Morgan.

The 56-year-old often tweets out his strong views on the Gunners, recently claiming Mikel Arteta is 'not good enough' to manage the club.

Morgan was also heavily critical of the Spanish gaffer last month after Arsenal were smashed by Liverpool 4-0 at Anfield.

He has insisted that anything lower than fourth place this season is a 'failure'.

And losing against fellow fourth-place contenders United came as part of a run of three defeats in four games.

Arteta and Co got back on track at the weekend though with a routine 3-0 win over Southampton at the Emirates.

It leaves the Gunners a point behind United, and two behind fourth-placed West Ham, going into this week's midweek round of fixtures.

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