That doesn’t come as a surprise…
Cristiano Ronaldo (37) leaves Manchester United. This was announced by the Premier League club on Tuesday evening.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United by mutual consent and with immediate effect,” Manchester United said in a statement. The club thanked him for the “huge contribution” he made at Old Trafford with a total of 145 goals in 346 appearances. “Everyone at Manchester United is focused on continuing the progress of the team under Erik ten Hag and working together for success on the pitch,” the statement concluded.
Ronaldo himself responded with a declaration of love. “I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change,” he wrote on Twitter. Nevertheless, it is the right time to “look for a new challenge. I wish the team every success.”
Ronaldo had forced his departure himself when he criticized coach Erik ten Hag (52) and interim coach Ralf Rangnick (64) in an interview with star moderator Piers Morgan (57).
Ronaldo on Rangnick: ‘How can you be a Manchester United manager if you are not even a manager? I had never heard of him.”
Speaking of ten Hag, who suspended Ronaldo last month for refusing to come on as a last-minute substitute against Tottenham, the 2016 European champions said: “I have no respect for him because he has no respect for me. If you don’t respect me, I will never respect you.”
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After that, it was reported that United are even considering a lawsuit against “CR7” after the interview was published.
According to this, Ronaldo’s contract should be terminated “as soon as possible” and the Portuguese should never appear again for the “Red Devils”, as “ESPN” learned from inside sources. Now the separation is sealed.
Ronaldo is currently with Portugal’s national team at the World Cup in Qatar, where he meets Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea. It is Ronaldo’s fifth appearance at a World Cup.