Manchester United has announced Ronaldo will leave the club in the wake of an explosive interview where he criticized the club and the manager Erik Ten Hag. The Red Devils initially responded by confirming they had “initiated appropriate steps” in response to the interview and have now announced they have parted ways with the Portugal international.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit comes as no surprise as his situation at the club looked quite unstable, particularly after he declared he did not respect the Manchester United current manager Erik Ten Hag. The Red Devils’ decision to wave goodbye to Ronaldo means they have now backed the Dutchman over the Portuguese superstar. Manchester United will now look to move on from what has been an unsavory episode, while Ronaldo is searching for his 4th club in just over 4 years.
The actual statement officially released by Manchester United-
“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” read a club statement. “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.”