After a tumultuous month involving star Cristiano Ronaldo and his club, Manchester City, the club and the striker have parted ways. It comes after Ronaldo did an incendiary interview with British media personality Piers Morgan in which he threw the club under the bus.
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.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
🚨 BREAKING: 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”, statement confirms. pic.twitter.com/wpkHJLVVpu
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 22, 2022
The forward, considered one of the greatest players ever, was seen with a watch with a picture of his famous Champions League goal for Real Madrid against United. That may have contributed to the timing
Cristiano Ronaldo posted his new watch on Instagram that features 𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑻 header he scored against Manchester United.
Shortly after, it was announced that he and Manchester United are parting ways 😅 pic.twitter.com/FWsFHL8bca
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 22, 2022
Everyone has takes on Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United breaking up
This is akin to if the Patriots ever released Tom Brady. It’s huge news around the world, and seemingly everyone has an opinion on it.
Many Manchester United Fans are thankful for Ronaldo’s two stints at the club. But, they recognize it was time to move on. He started for the club as a youngster before moving to Real Madrid on a record transfer in 2009.
It was sad that it had to end this way but nobody is above the club no matter what. Forever a Man United legend. Thank you for everything Cristiano Ronaldo and now u can go win the World Cup! Viva Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/JyKnu1S39V
— 🔰Wizard z🔰 (@Wizardz50) November 22, 2022
Unfortunately the 2nd stint was just not as good as the first. United has struggled as a club since legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired after the 2012-2013 season.
Ronaldo terminates his contract with Man Utd by mutual consent.
The marriage was a very ugly one.
Don't go back to your ex. Move on 👌
— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) November 22, 2022
Manchester United legend and Ronaldo’s former teammate Rio Ferdinand thought this was the best move for all involved.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) November 22, 2022
It remains to be seen if and where CR7 will next play club football. He is currently focused on leading Portugal to their first-ever World Cup triumph.