Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United immediately
United announced the decision in a brief statement, which comes a week after Ronaldo Gave an explosive TV interview About his disappointment at the club, it was done by mutual agreement.
“The club thanks him for scoring 145 goals in 346 games in two spells at Old Trafford and wishes him and his family well for the future,” the statement said.
“Everyone at Manchester United is focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Haag and working together to achieve success on the pitch.”
Ronaldo is currently with the Portugal national team Qatar for the World Cup And said on Monday that the timing of his recent comments about United would not affect the concentration of his Portuguese team-mates.
In an interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV, published just before the start of the World Cup, Ronaldo explained how he felt United had betrayed him and that he had no respect for manager Ten Haag.
Ronaldo’s departure from United brought an acrimonious and disappointing end to the 37-year-old’s second spell at the club, scoring just once in 10 Premier League games this season.
He has largely been used as a substitute by Ten Hag and refused to take the field against Tottenham Hotspur last month, instead walking down the tunnel with minutes remaining in the match.
This is likely to be Ronaldo’s last appearance at the World Cup and it remains unclear which club will sign him for the second half of the season.
When he first joined United in 2003, Ronaldo transformed himself from a tactical, skilful winger into one of the best players in the world.
He won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the first of five Ballon d’Or crowns before moving to Real Madrid in 2009.
Ronaldo’s return to United from Juventus last year was greeted with much fanfare by the club’s supporters, but his second spell at Old Trafford did not match the success of his first as United finished last season without a trophy.
“Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract early,” Ronaldo said in a statement.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change. However, it seems like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.
“I wish the team every success for the rest of the season and the future.”
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