Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect. The club confirmed this via a statement on its website on Tuesday.
The club thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for his immense contribution to the club across two spells at Old Trafford, and wished him and his family well for the future.
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Ronaldo scored 146 goals for the club, in 346 appearances. He was the club’s leading goal scorer in all competitions last season.
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.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
The 37 years old Ronaldo, who is currently in Qatar with the Portuguese national team issued his own statement, 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.”
Manchester United went on to say that “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 had caused a storm last week in an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan, in which he said he felt “betrayed” by senior figures at the club and spoke of having no “respect” for manager Erik ten Hag.
United responded by saying they had “initiated appropriate steps” following the interview, and on Tuesday revealed the club and Ronaldo had gone separate ways “by mutual agreement”.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur
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