Cristiano Ronaldo released a statement after him and Manchester United mutually terminated their contract on November 22.
The Portugal captain, who is currently in Qatar, preparing for their World Cup opener, took to Twitter to give his own statement, stating that his love for Manchester United and the fans had not changed. Ronaldo is one of the club’s most fruitful goalscorers, Ronaldo’s second tenure at the club was cut short by several controversies in the 2022/23 season, where he clashed with the manager, which ended his connection with the club.
Manchester United had earlier set an inquiry into Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morga, which startled the footballing world. Ronaldo had made jabs about the club owners, players as well as former stars, something that did not sit well with a section of the footballing world.
“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,” the club said in a statement.
Ronaldo rejoined United from Juventus in 2021; he had earlier played for the club between the years 2003-2009.
In A Nutshell
- Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo mutually terminated their contract
- Ronaldo’s volatile interview with Piers Morgan distanced the relationship between the club and the player
- Cristiano Ronaldo released his own statement after Manchester United announced their decision