Manchester United have reached an agreement to terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
The Athletic Last week, United revealed in an interview with Piers Morgan that they had launched legal proceedings against Ronaldo for breach of contract.
This case developed rapidly, and the exit of the 37-year-old man was completed.
A United statement said: “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual consent with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank him for his immense contribution in two games at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
Ronaldo gave a highly critical interview ahead of the World Cup, where the striker is set to play in Portugal, where he accused his employers of betrayal and hit out at head coach Erik ten Hag as well as the club’s hierarchy.
The Old Trafford side released a statement on Thursday which read: “Manchester United have taken the appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s media interview this morning.
“We will not be commenting further until this process is complete.”
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All top players sign Premier League contracts with their teams.
According to this agreement, they must “obey and act in accordance with all lawful instructions of any authorized officer of the club” and are not allowed to “write or speak anything which may bring the club into disrepute”. damage to the club.”
In an interview with Morgan published in The Sun, Ronaldo said he “felt betrayed” by the club.
The forward added that he felt pressured by United: “Not only the manager (Erik ten Haag) but also two or three people around the club.”
He said: “I feel betrayed.
“I don’t think some people want me here. Not only this year, but also last year.
Ronaldo also spoke about his relationship with Ten Hag: “I don’t respect him because he doesn’t respect me.”
“If you don’t respect me, I will never respect you.”
He also spoke about Ralf Rangnick’s time at the club, who was appointed as interim manager following the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last season.
The German has enjoyed considerable success as a manager but had not been in charge of a team for more than two years before joining United last November. Ronaldo: “If you are not a coach, how do you work?” Being the owner of Manchester United? I have never heard of him.’
Ronaldo told United last summer that he wanted to leave if they received a suitable offer, but no satisfactory offers came.
He previously faced criticism from his manager when he left early in a friendly against Rayo Vallecano in August.
Ronaldo was substituted at half-time in the warm-up and then carried off until the end.
Last month, he refused to be substituted in the closing stages of United’s win over Tottenham Hotspur.
He was then left out of their squad to face Chelsea the following weekend, training alone before the 3-0 Europa League defeat by Sheriff.
The Portuguese international also missed his side’s last Premier League match before the World Cup break, Sunday’s 2-1 win over Fulham, due to illness.
Ronaldo has struggled for form in front of goal this season. The Portuguese has scored one goal in 10 Premier League games this season.
However, he played a prominent role in the Europa League campaign. Ronaldo started all six of United’s matches in the competition, scoring two goals and providing two assists.
In the Premier League, Ronaldo has largely featured as a peripheral figure with just four starts.
“United” took the 5th place in the Premier League table.
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