An official club statement 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.”
This marks a bitter end to the Portugal captain’s second spell at Old Trafford after he said he felt betrayed by the club in a recent interview. He also criticised the coach Erik ten Hag and the owners – the Glazers.
Talking about the Glazer family, Man United also said that it was commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives, including a new investment or a potential sale, 17 years after the American Glazer family bought the English Premier League soccer club.
There were reactions galore on Ronaldo leaving United with some even calling him to join Chelsea and some slamming the Glazer family, who have not been the most popular of club owners.
United’s on-field performances, especially in the Premier League, also nose-dived since the exit of talismanic manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. The 2012-13 season was the last time United won the Premier League title.
Here are some of the social media reactions from fans on one of the biggest talking points in football right now – Cristiano Ronaldo‘s rather acrimonious Manchester United exit:
Come to chelsea Ronny#Ronaldo https://t.co/qWzOZMi1p9
— Cfc.433 (@433_cfc) 1669139170000
Cristiano Ronaldo statement 🚨🇵🇹“Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract… https://t.co/MYZ2bYoVUE
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) 1669139035000
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.The club thanks him fo… https://t.co/Es6BWXIIpl
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) 1669138204000
Thanks for the memories king, we’ll always love you @Cristiano https://t.co/U8ngGXrpiG
— Trey (@UTDTrey) 1669138562000
🚨 BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.“The club… https://t.co/gCyv1LltJ9
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) 1669138392000
.@Cristiano’s farewell message to @ManUtd https://t.co/0KPsxny0To
— Premier League (@premierleague) 1669139978000
Saudi Arabia fans with the Cristiano Ronaldo SIUUUU celebration in front of the Argentines. 😍😂 https://t.co/UrR2mHLufk
— The CR7 Timeline. (@TimelineCR7) 1669122416000
Victory is a State of Mind. A long tradition of crafting trunks photographed by @annieleibovitz for @LouisVuitton https://t.co/0TsieZP40P
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 1668880515000
So many tried. So many failed. Only Cristiano Ronaldo could take the Glazers down. He exposed them to the whole wor… https://t.co/TDtXIiarSV
— United AL (@UnitedAl7) 1669152813000