Ronaldo to leave Manchester United ‘with immediate effect’

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club with immediate effect, the Premier League outfit said on Wednesday morning (AEDT), marking a bitter end to the Portugal captain’s second stint at Old Trafford.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in Qatar for the World Cup with Portugal.Credit:fake images

“Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution during two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family all the best for the future.”

A recent explosive interview with TalkTV, in which Ronaldo said he had no respect for manager Erik ten Hag, put him on shaky ground at the club he rejoined in August 2021 after winning eight major trophies with them between 2003 and 2009. .

United said last week it would address Ronaldo’s comments only after establishing the full facts, adding last Friday that it had taken “appropriate steps” in response.


Last month, Ten Hag said Ronaldo had refused to come on as a substitute against Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The forward disappeared through the tunnel with a few minutes remaining in the game after being put on the bench.

The 37-year-old was then left out of the squad that faced Chelsea the following Saturday.

Ronaldo later said in the TV interview that he regretted leaving early against Spurs, but added that his decision to leave was due to feeling “provoked” by Ten Hag.

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