Manchester United has prematurely terminated the contract with Cristiano Ronaldo, as insiders had previously suggested. This became known last night from the official statement of the British football club.
“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.,” the message reads.
Ronaldo also commented diplomatically on his departure and said that he would always love the team and its fans and wished Manchester United all the best. The footballer also stressed that the decision to terminate cooperation was mutual. Ronaldo’s contract was originally calculated until 2023.
Earlier, Ronaldo gave an interview with journalist Piers Morgan, in which he spoke negatively about his stay at Manchester United, complained about the management and the coach, and said that he did not respect the coach since he also did not respect him; said that the club was not developing and was far behind other top teams. Ronaldo also said that he did not receive proper support from his teammates after a personal tragedy — the death of his newborn son.
Ronaldo managed to play for the Red Devils twice during his career. He joined the team for the first time in 2003. He became the first Portuguese player in the history of Manchester United and spent six seasons there. In the summer of 2021, he returned to Old Trafford (the club’s home stadium), moving to Manchester United from Italian Juventus.