I am a fan of Manchester United. Ronaldo reacts after a controversial second spell with the Premiership giant ends.

Ahead of reports that their US-based owners, the Glazer family, may be selling the Premier League giants, the club announced on Tuesday that Ronaldo’s controversial second spell at Manchester United would end with “immediate effect”.

Ronaldo’s outspoken television interview last week on TalkTV, in which he said he felt “betrayed” by the club and had no respect for new manager Erik ten Hag, formed the basis for his departure from Old Trafford.

A statement from Manchester United said: “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement with immediate effect.”

“The club wishes him and his family all the very best for the future and thanks him for his huge contribution during his two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 games.

“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to achieve success on the pitch,” the company’s website reads.

Ronaldo issued his own statement, stating: “I love United, love the fans.” We have agreed to terminate our contract early after speaking with Manchester United.

I will never stop loving Manchester United and its supporters. Still, I think this is the best time for me to look for a new challenge.

During his interview, 37-year-old Ronaldo was critical of the club’s American owners, the Old Trafford hierarchy and Ten Hag. Ronaldo currently represents Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar.

According to Ronaldo, the Glazer family was more concerned with United’s money-making potential than with the team’s performance on the pitch.

Sky News reported on Tuesday that the Glazers were preparing to formally announce their intention to explore potential sources of outside investment, including an auction from United, with a full or partial sale, or a strategic partnership with third parties, among other possible options . . The Glazers’ reign, which lasted 17 years, was marked by declining on-field performance and repeated fan protests.

After Alex Ferguson’s retirement, United sacked several managers and have not won the Premier League since 2013.

They also failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League, which may have motivated Ronaldo to push for a transfer during the pre-season transfer window.

However, major European and English clubs decided not to move for a player who, despite recently scoring the 700th goal of his club career, is no longer the force he once was. However, he still receives a weekly salary of £500,000 ($593,000) from United.

However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has reportedly met with Bayern Munich and has been linked with an emotional return to Sporting Lisbon, where he began his playing career as a youth player.

Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United defender, stated that Ronaldo and the club had achieved their goals.

Ferdinand, who worked with Ronaldo at Old Trafford, told the BBC: “Cristiano clearly did that interview thinking he wasn’t happy and wanted to leave the club.” He made it abundantly clear.

With United no longer at the top of English football, Ronaldo is no doubt furious at his diminished status at the club.

He left Manchester United in 2009 when they were one of the best teams in Europe. However, despite his 24 goals in all competitions, the team he returned to finished sixth in the Premier League.

Ronaldo made a name for himself during his first season at Old Trafford. He started as a gifted teenager and rose to become one of the best forwards in football.

During his trophy-laden tenure under Ferguson, he won his first Champions League trophy and his first Ballon d’Or.

After six years, he moved to Real Madrid where he became the club’s top scorer and helped them win the Champions League four more times.

Before returning to Manchester, Ronaldo spent three years with Juventus from 2018.

However, he has played only a minor role in an improving team under Ten Hag this season and was recently handed a penalty for refusing to play as a substitute.

Although he was not selected for United’s last game before the World Cup break, Ronaldo, who has scored just three goals this season, was back in the squad.

He captains Portugal in his fifth World Cup with a record 117 international goals.

The winners of Euro 2016 will play against Ghana on Thursday in Qatar to kick off their campaign.


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