Ronaldo leaves Man Utd by 'mutual settlement'

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Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the membership, efficient instantly.

Ronaldo, 37, has agreed a mutual termination of his contract following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan through which he criticised United and supervisor Erik ten Hag.

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An announcement issued by the membership on Tuesday learn: “Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.

“The membership thanks him for his immense contribution throughout two spells at Previous Trafford, scoring 145 objectives in 346 appearances, and needs him and his household nicely for the longer term.

“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.”

Sources have instructed ESPN that Ronaldo wished to depart and that United haven’t paid him to go.

Ronaldo’s contract at Previous Trafford was as a consequence of run till June, however United sought to cancel it early after the striker instructed Morgan the membership had made “zero progress” since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and that he “doesn’t respect” Ten Hag.

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In a simultaneous assertion, Ronaldo, who rejoined United from Juventus in 2021, mentioned it was “time for a new challenge.” He mentioned: “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.

“I like Manchester United and I like the followers, that may by no means ever change. Nonetheless, it seems like the suitable time for me to hunt a brand new problem.

“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

Ronaldo is in Qatar making ready for his first recreation on the World Cup, with Portugal as a consequence of face Ghana on Thursday.

He’s free to hitch one other membership instantly after leaving Previous Trafford and won’t have to attend till the January switch window.

United had been eager to resolve the state of affairs rapidly, with sources telling ESPN they had been able to sue for breach of contract if a mutual termination couldn’t be agreed.

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