Fawaz Adebisi & Fatimah Idera
Manchester United has confirmed the immediate termination of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract after reaching mutual agreement.
The club, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, disclosed this in a 67 words statement, as they wished Ronaldo and his family well for the future.
This development was after the player criticised the club on Wednesday and Thursday, November 16 and 17, 2022 , during an interview on TalkTv.
During the interview, the player, who is 37-year-old, also criticised the club’s manager Erik ten Heng, saying he has no more respect for him.
He also claimed, during the interview, that members of the United hierarchy are trying to force him out of Old Trafford and doubted him when he said he could not attend pre-season because his daughter was ill in hospital.
In response to this, United said they would consider their response to Ronaldo’s comments “after the full facts have been established” and have now decided to part ways with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The club however thanked 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.