Cristiano Ronaldo, a forward for Manchester United, announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the group with immediate effect.
Before going to Real Madrid and subsequently Juventus, the Portuguese footballer initially gained notoriety at the team in the north of England, where he won his first Champions League and Ballon d’Or. The following year, he went back to Manchester United.
After being relegated to the team’s periphery this season, he reportedly voiced a desire to leave Manchester United.
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The team and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Ronaldo, “mutually agreed to finish our contract early.” “I adore both Manchester United and its supporters, and that won’t ever change. But I feel like the timing is ripe for me to go for a fresh challenge,” he remarked. “
Although Tuesday’s words did not express United’s dismay, Ronaldo has recently been under fire for controversial statements he made in a television interview. Cristiano Ronaldo stated that he did not respect Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, in an interview with Piers Morgan earlier this month.
Ronaldo also had harsh words for the Glazer family, the club’s US owners, claiming that they only cared about the club’s financial success and not its performance on the field. The 37-year-old went on his former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney, whom he claimed was not his “friends,” after the pair recently attacked him, claiming that he felt “betrayed” by the team.
Last month, Ten Hag claimed that Ronaldo had turned down the opportunity to replace an injured player against Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League. With a few minutes left in the game, Ronaldo was substituted and walked down the tunnel.