Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to part ways

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United have decided to end their acrimonious relationship that saw the Portuguese star make disparaging remarks against the club in an explosive TV interview just before he left to represent Portugal in the...

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United to part ways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRISTIANO Ronaldo and Manchester United have decided to end their acrimonious relationship that saw the Portuguese star make disparaging remarks against the club in an explosive TV interview just before he left to represent Portugal in the World Cup in Qatar.

With Ronaldo preparing for Portugal's opening match on Thursday, Manchester United on Tuesday announced their split with a terse statement on its various social media channels.

"Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect," the club said in its statement on Tuesday. "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," it added in the statement.

Ronaldo had launched an explosive attack on Manchester United and coach Erik ten Hag in an interview with Piers Morgan for the treatment meted out to him since he returned at the start of this season.

In the interview, Ronaldo said he feels "betrayed" by the club for trying to force him out of the team. In his interview, the Portuguese star also said that he has "no respect" for United manager Erik ten Hag because he "doesn't show respect for me".