Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with immediate effect

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United with immediate effect.

United were furious with Ronaldo’s criticism of Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners during his extensive interview with Piers Morgan, which aired in two parts on TalkTV last week.

Ronaldo claimed he had ‘no respect’ for Ten Hag and accused the Glazer family of failing to failing to improve United’s facilities at the club’s trainign ground.

After watching both parts of the interview, United’s hierarchy immediately moved to terminate Ronaldo’s contract, which still had seven months left to run and was worth in excess of £500,000 a week.

A statement from United on Tuesday evening read: ‘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.’

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