Manchester United have terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
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.”
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Ronaldo issued a statement of his own which read: “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.”
The news broke during BBC Sport’s coverage of the World Cup group clash between Mexico vs Poland. Back in the studio, Rio Ferdinand said: “I think both parties will be delighted now. He has obviously done that with the mindset that he wanted to get out of the football club and wasn’t happy. “He made that very clear. I also think that Ten Hag has got what he wanted in this situation. Both parties are happy. Move on and it’s the next chapter for Ronaldo.”