Man-U terminates Ronaldo’s contract
Manchester United has terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
Man-U announced that the Portuguese will “leave the club with immediate effect” following a nasty fallout with the top echelon at Old Trafford.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” the club said in a tweet.
The much anticipated ‘divorce’ comes barely a week after Ronaldo’s bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo, 37 had criticised top United bosses, including the Glaziers, manager Erik Ten Hag and former teammates like Wayne Rooney.
“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford,” added a 67-word statement.
It is not year clear whether United will pay Ronaldo for the remainder of his eight-month contract valued at around $16 million.
Ronaldo, who was anticipating the sacking immediately released a statement confirming that he left the club on mutual consent.
‘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.
‘I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.” the Portugues who is in Qatar with the Portuguese national team said.
Portugal will take on Ghana in their opening World Cup match on Thursday. Ronaldo is expected to play in play a part in the game.