Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United Terminate Ronaldo’s Contract After Explosive Piers Morgan Interview

Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United Terminate Ronaldo’s Contract After Explosive Piers Morgan Interview

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will have to look for a new club in January after being released from his Manchester United contract
  • The club has announced that the veteran striker's services at the club have been terminated with immediate effect
  • The divorce between the two parties escalated after Ronaldo launched a series of scathing attacks on the Red Devils

Manchester United have announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club by mutual consent.

The club has taken the decision following Ronaldo's controversial interview with Piers Morgan, where he attacked a lot of elements at the club, including Head Coach Erik ten Hag.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Erik ten Hag, Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United with immediate effect. Photo by James Gill.
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The official statement from the club read that Ronaldo would leave the club with immediate effect, and by mutual agreement.

"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."

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The club added that Manchester United remain focused on building on the progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to reclaim success on the pitch.

Ronaldo is currently on international duty, where he is expected to lead his Portugal side at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ronaldo's response

Sports Brief has also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo broke his silence, following Man United's decision to terminate his Old Trafford contract.

United ripped apart Ronaldo's lucrative contract just days after his explosive interview with British journalist Piers Morgan.

The Portuguese star was in the final months of his deal with the Red Devils, having rejoined them in the summer of 2021 on a two-year deal.

Ronaldo and United: what happened?

Previously, Sports Brief reported that Ronaldo had finally revealed his issues with United, and more specifically, coach ten Hag.

During the transfer window, it had been rumoured that Ronaldo wanted to quit the Red Devils, but he has now denied the allegations and instead blamed ten Hag and top club officials for trying to force him out of the club.

In what is now considered a clear and complete severance of ties between the two parties, Ronaldo told Piers Morgan that he doesn't respect the club manager.