Portugal icon sends message to fans and hints at ‘new challenge’ as Red Devils release statement confirming end of Old Trafford career after explosive interview with Piers Morgan

Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United by mutual consent, the Premier League club have confirmed.

Ronaldo recently made a series of stunning claims about the Red Devils during an explosive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.


Ronaldo’s career at United is officially over

The 37-year-old said he didn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag and hit out at the club-owners Glazers during a 90-minute session over his recent struggles at Old Trafford.

And now United have confirmed that the Portuguese icon will leave the club with immediate effect.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had seven months left on his contract but will now become a free agent in January.

A statement from United read: “Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution over 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 achieve success on the pitch.”

Ronaldo made headlines this week for his explosive interview with Morgan

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Ronaldo made headlines this week for his explosive interview with Morgan

Ronaldo, who kicks off what could be his World Cup campaign when Portugal take on Ghana on Thursday, also confirmed the news with his own statement.

“After discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract,” the striker said.

“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change.

“Now is a good time to look for a new challenge. I wish Man Utd all the best.

Ronaldo is currently preparing for a fifth World Cup campaign in Qatar


Ronaldo is currently preparing for a fifth World Cup campaign in Qatar

Ronaldo has been linked with former club Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea in the Premier League and Inter Miami in MLS.

Reacting to the news, which broke during the Mexico-Poland game, former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino said: “He left the club without a choice.

“It’s very sad. He’s given so much to Man United, the fans have been great with him and he’s had a great career there.

“This season has just been an absolute disaster for him and the club.”

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