With immediate effect, Cristiano Ronaldo departs from Manchester United
After his contract was cancelled, Cristiano Ronaldo will depart Manchester United immediately.
On Tuesday, United released a statement that said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United by mutual consent, effective immediately.
The team wishes him and his family well for the future and expresses gratitude for his enormous contribution over his two stints at Old Trafford, during which he scored 145 goals in 346 games. Everyone at Manchester United is still committed to advancing the squad’s success under Erik ten Hag and collaborating to produce results on the field.
It’s believed that after the Portuguese’s contentious interview with Piers Morgan, which was aired on British television last week, United thought they had every right to terminate his contract.
During the interview, Ronaldo made assertions that he felt “betrayed” by the team and that Ten Hag lacked his respect.
He added that he believed the club was attempting to get rid of him and that while his daughter was ill in the hospital, United had no compassion.
After being unsuccessful in his pursuit of a transfer to a club participating in the Champions League, Ronaldo pledged in August that he would share his perspective on life at Old Trafford.
The 37-year-old is representing Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar and will serve as team captain against Ghana on Thursday.
In a statement, he added, “Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.
“I adore Manchester United and the supporters, and that won’t ever change. But now seems like the perfect time for me to look for a fresh challenge.
“I wish the team nothing but success for the rest of the year and beyond,”