Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United.
The 37-year-old soccer player is set to leave the Premier League team, they announced on Tuesday (November 22) – and it was a “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,” the team said in a statement on their official website.
“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.”
This news comes after Cristiano, who returned to Manchester United in 2021 for a two-year deal and had months left on his contract, said he was being forced out of the team in a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV tell-all, adding he felt “betrayed” by the club.
He also said he “shouldn’t say” that executives are trying to “get rid” of him, he felt as though people don’t want him there.
“Not only this year, but last year too,” he added.
Following the interview clip’s surfacing, the club responded with a statement: “The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established. Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”
Cristiano has not yet spoken out about his departure from the team.
Watch the interview below:
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