Cristiano Ronaldo officially leaves Manchester United. The British club made official the departure of the Portuguese star after CR7's statements in an interview with the Sun. The statement from United explained: "Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Manchester United with immediate effect following a consensual agreement.
The club thanks CR7 for his immense contribution in two experiences at Old Trafford in which he scored 145 goals in 346 appearances and wishes him and his family the best for the future. Everyone at United remains focused on the team's progress under the leadership of Erik ten Hag and work together to achieve results in the field." Ronaldo said: "Following some talks with Manchester United we have decided to terminate the contract by mutual consent.
I love Machester United and their fans, this will never change. I feel it is time to start a new match. I wish United the best." An inevitable after the statements of CR7 against the club to think of different solutions. A goodbye started with CR7's shock interview.
With this decision, the Red Devils have chosen to support club manager Erik ten Hag, with whom Ronaldo has never had a good relationship. At Manchester United, Ronaldo scored 145 goals in 346 appearances. The Portuguese returned to Manchester on 31 August 2021, suddenly leaving Juventus.
In this year and little more than his adventure at United CR7 he scored 27 goals in 54 appearances, with six goals in 7 games played in the Champions League last season. Less than a month ago Ronaldo was suspended for three days by United for refusing to enter the final match against Tottenham.
Cody Gakpo, a 22-year-old player from PSV, is the great man who could join Manchester United after leaving Cristiano Ronaldo. The Red Devils, after the separation with CR7, which came after the shocking interview given by the Portuguese to Talk TV, have freed up a huge salary space but clearly also have a void to fill in attack.
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