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Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract terminated

As expected ....

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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.”

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: