Man United announce Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club by mutual consent in a 67-word statement, with no mention of his bombshell interview as they hail his ‘immense contribution’
The decision to part ways comes after Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan. However, United made no mention of his interview with Morgan in their statement
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United with immediate effect; the club has confirmed in a 67-word statement.
Ronaldo’s exit has been agreed upon by mutual consent although it is unclear at this stage if the 37-year-old Portugal star has been sacked or received any compensation for the remaining seven months of his £500,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford.
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United’s lawyers have been looking to tear it up since Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan aired in two parts last week.
A terse statement released on Tuesday evening read: ‘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.’
Ronaldo released his own statement following the news, writing: ‘Following conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.
‘I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.
‘I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.’