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Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with ‘immediate effect’

Manchester United confirmed Tuesday that they have parted ways with Cristiano Ronaldo by mutual consent, according to Anadolu Agency.

 

“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect,” Manchester United said in a statement.

 

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford,” it added.

 

Ronaldo was dropped from the team’s Premier League match versus Chelsea in Week 13 as manager Erik ten Hag punished him for leaving Old Trafford during a Tottenham Hotspur match on matchday 12.

 

The 37-year-old superstar later returned to training with the first team.

 

Ronaldo told Piers Morgan last week that he felt betrayed by the team, claiming Ten Hag was trying to force him from the team.

 

In the aftermath of the interview, which was broadcast in separate parts, the English club removed a poster of Ronaldo from the exterior of Old Trafford.

 

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency