London, Europe Brief News – Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a Manchester United player after he decided to leave the club by mutual agreement.
In a press statement, Manchester United thanked ROnaldo for ‘his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances’.
The pair may not have been able to agree on much but this mutual termination comes as no surprise to anyone, following the explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which the 37-year-old accused his employers of “betraying” him.
United had appointed lawyers to explore potential action against Ronaldo for alleged breach of contract but their preferred option was to engineer his departure and that was confirmed on Tuesday.
Ronaldo’s allegations included that he was being forced out by United, that senior executives lacked empathy after his newborn son died in April, that the owners, the Glazer family, do not care about the club and that the manager, Ten Hag, did not respect him.
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.
A free agent now, Ronaldo can join another side right away and won’t have to wait until January.