Manchester United have announced that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club with mutual consent, making no mention of the controversial interview with Piers Morgan at all.
The feud between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United started after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, which was released last week.
A 67-word statement from Manchester United read on Tuesday: “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.”
Just minutes after this statement, Cristiano Ronaldo issued his own response to the announcement, stating: “Following conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.”
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge. I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
Man United believed Ronaldo had violated his terms of employment, according to the rules set by FIFA with his criticism of the club’s owners, the manager Erik ten Hag, the club’s facilities, his team-mates and former Man United players.