Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence after Man United contract termination
It came rather too soon than expected but it is what it is, Manchester United terminates its contract with Cristiano Ronaldo on mutual agreement just a few hours ago.
Just after the announcement, Cristiano Ronaldo breaks silence following the contract termination. But this time we are not talking about another explosive interview. Perhaps, that will come in due time (Ronaldo is dramatic).
The 37-year-old in a statement of his own spoke about his love for the Premier League and its supporters.
But Ronaldo insisted it was the right time “to seek a new challenge”.
His statement read: “I love Manchester United, and I love the fans; that will never ever change.
“However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.
“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
United decided to cancel the Portugal captain’s contract following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
In the two-part interview, Ronaldo claimed he had been “betrayed” by the club and has “no respect” for manager Erik ten Hag.
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Ok, before I conclude this post and just for the benefit of those who are yet to come to terms with Manchester United’s termination of Ronaldo’s contract, this is the press release as posted on the club’s social media handles.
“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,” it read.
This follows Ronaldo’s bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
The Red Devils have torn up the 37-year-old’s contract seven months early.
They will also not pay off the £16 million Ronaldo would have earned by June 2023.
United believed Ronaldo had violated his terms of employment with his criticism of the club’s US owners, manager Erik ten Hag, the club’s facilities, his teammates and former Red Devils players, including Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
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