In a statement released today by Manchester United, 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.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
Ronaldo’s position at Old Trafford has been under intense scrutiny following his decision to take part in the tell-all discussion with close friend Morgan for his Talk TV show last week.
During the bombshell chat, which was aired over two parts, the 37-year-old forward claimed he had been “betrayed” by United and manager Erik ten Hag, who had made attempts to force him out of the club.
Ronaldo has become a bit-part player under Ten Hag, who handed him limited minutes at the start of the campaign due to him returning late for pre-season. Their relationship has soured further since, with Ronaldo’s omission from the Manchester derby defeat to rivals Manchester City a huge talking point.
A statement released by Ronaldo:
Statement from Ronaldo: “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”(1/2)#MUFC— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) November 22, 2022
More from Ronaldo:— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) November 22, 2022
“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future” (2/2)#MUFC