After a recent interview with Piers Morgan, fans were not happy with Cristiano Ronaldo. The 37-year-old received mixed reactions from fans. In an interview in two videos, Cristiano Ronaldo criticizes Manchester United as a club. He also spoke about the lack of investment and trust in him.
Following his controversial interview, Manchester United released a statement. They started a process in response to his criticism of the club and the coach. Man United have yet to clarify several criticisms made by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo has played for Manchester United in two different spells. The second spell is short and bitter. Cristiano Ronaldo also attacked his former teammates, Wayne Rooney and Gary Nevil. Cristiano Ronaldo launches an attack on Wayne Rooney and expresses his disappointment: “I don’t know why he criticizes me so much. . . probably because he finished his career and I’m still playing at a high level”.
It was reported that Manchester United will fine Cristiano Ronaldo for 1 million. But after the recent statement, it is clear that both parties have reached a mutual agreement.
Official Manchester United statement on the website
Manchester United Club Statement: “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual consent, effective immediately. The club thanks him for his immense contribution during two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family all the best 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.”
Statement from Cristiano Ronaldo
“Following discussions with Manchester United, we have agreed to terminate our contract early,” Ronaldo’s statement read. “I love Manchester United. And I love the fans, that will never change. However, it seems that the time is right to look for a new challenge.”