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Breaking: Man Utd terminate Ronaldo contract

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United
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The Portuguese superstar will become a free agent after the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, as announced by the Premier League club.

Ronaldo heavily criticized Man Utd’s hierarchy and manager Erik ten Hag in an explosive interview last week.

His remarks received widespread backlash from United fans, putting the club under pressure to make a decision over CR7’s future.

On Tuesday, Man Utd finally confirmed Ronaldo will no longer play at Old Trafford.

 A statement on United’s official website read: “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, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.

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“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.”

Ronaldo first joined Man Utd in 2003, developing himself into a superstar in his first spell at the club. He scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the club before joining Real Madrid in 2009.

Following spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, Ronaldo returned to Man Utd in August 2021. He went on to score 24 goals in his 38 matches for the Red Devils, becoming their top-scorer last season.

However, a tough start to the new season under Erik ten Hag ended Ronaldo’s second spell at Old Trafford. The 37-year-old will be able to join a new side for free after the World Cup.