Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Manchester United
Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo have mutually agreed to leave the club following a controversial interview with TalkTV.
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
In an interview conducted by Piers Morgan last week, the Portuguese international slammed the club and the way it is run.
The 37-year-old also took shot at the younger United players as well as revealing he doesn’t respect new club manager Erik ten Hag.
In a statement released earlier this evening Manchester United confirmed Cristiano would leave the club by mutual consent;
“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”
The camp of the 5-time Balon D’Or winner have also released a statement surrounding the news;
“Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change.
“It feels like the right time to seek a new challenge.
“I wish Man Utd all the best.”
His contract, where he was reportedly earning around £500,000 a week, had another seven months to expiry.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game after the termination is when he likely captains Portugal against Ghana in World Cup Group H on Thursday.
There is no news on whether the club seek a replacement in the January transfer window.