Football: Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United

The English club Manchester United announces the departure of the Portuguese player. A departure decided “by mutual agreement, with immediate effect”.


Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United by mutual agreement with the club.

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MManchester United announced in a press release the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. A decision taken “by mutual agreement, with immediate effect”, specifies the press release of the English club published Tuesday, November 22, while the Portuguese player is currently in Qatar for the World Cup. “The club thanks him for his immense contribution during his two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family a bright future,” added Manchester United on the departure of the 37-year-old Portuguese star, who nevertheless strongly criticized his coach and his leaders in an interview with the TalkTV channel.

Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag’s leadership and working together to achieve success on the pitch. »complete the club.

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They are not my friends »

In an interview with English presenter Piers Morgan on TalkTV, broadcast in several parts in mid-November, the Portuguese star confirmed about his coach Erik ten hag: I have no respect for him because he shows no respect for me. »« Not just the coach, but a couple of other guys around the club. I feel betrayed », added the five-time Ballon d’Or. He also attacked the owners of Manchester United, the Glazer family, who do not care » of their team’s sporting success, and had also scratched his former teammates Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville, who criticized him: They are not my friends. »

After a successful first stint (2003-2009) with three Premier League titles and a Champions League won under Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the Red Devils in the summer of 2021. But the non-qualification of his team in the Champions League at the end of the 2021-2022 season, then his reduced playing time in recent months have complicated his second spell in Manchester. CR7’s recent scathing remarks against his club precipitated the divorce.

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Last Friday, Manchester United announced that they had initiated measures in accordance with » in response to his star player’s attacks. The Portuguese star had assured his side that his open conflict with his club would not shake » her selection at the 2022 World Cup, which she starts on Thursday against Ghana.

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