The news of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United caused a major uproar on the internet and in the footballing world. However, this was sooner or later gonna happen given Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo, in the interview with Piers Morgan, had stated that he felt ‘betrayed’ by the club and disliked the way they were treating the 5x Balon d’Or Award winner. The 37-year-old talked badly about the club’s worsening situation and how they have made ‘zero progress.’
In response to this, the club had already taken action and fined the Portuguese player with £1m out of his pockets. And when things looked calm, the official statement of Ronaldo’s departure dropped heavy on us.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United
The greatest of all time Cristiano Ronaldo parted ways with Premier League club Manchester United effective immediately from 22nd November after what the two parties called a ‘mutual agreement.’
The official statement on Man United’s social media handles and official website 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,” the club thanked him for his support and contribution over the years.
“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,” they concluded.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s thoughts on his departure
Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, who was prepping for his FIFA World Cup match also shared his views on the decision. He says, “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.”
He reminisces about the Man U fans and his history with the club and says, “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,” he concludes and wishes the club a piece of good luck ahead in the future.