Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United has been terminated by mutual agreement as a result of his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
This was disclosed in a succinct post on their social media accounts.
“Manchester United had earlier plan to take action on Ronaldo.”
A club statement 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.
The 37-year-contract old’s was terminated by the Red Devils seven months early.
Additionally, they won’t pay the £16 million that Ronaldo would have made by June 2023.
Ronaldo’s criticism of the club’s US owners, manager Erik ten Hag, the club’s facilities, his teammates, and former Red Devils players like Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville led United to believe that he had broken the terms of his employment.
Responding to the news, Ronaldo issued a statement of his own which reads:
“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.”
On November 24, 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo will play for Portugal against the Black Stars of Ghana in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.