Nov 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will go away with speedy impact, the Premier League facet introduced on Tuesday, marking a bitter finish to the Portuguese captain’s second stint at Previous Trafford after he stated he felt betrayed by the membership.

A bombshell interview with TalkTV this month – through which Ronaldo additionally stated he did not respect supervisor Erik ten Hag – put him on shaky floor on the membership he joined in August 2021 after profitable eight main trophies with them from 2003 to 2009.

United stated final week they might solely reply to Ronaldo’s feedback after establishing all of the info and added final Friday that they’d initiated “acceptable motion” in response.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is to go away Manchester United by mutual settlement, with speedy impact. The membership thanks him for his immense contribution throughout two spells at Previous Trafford, scoring 145 objectives in 346 appearances, and desires him and his household, the very best for the long run.” United stated in an announcement.

“Everybody at United stays targeted on persevering with the staff’s progress below Ten Hag and dealing collectively to attain success on the pitch.”

Final month, Ten Hag stated Ronaldo refused to come back on as an alternative choice to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur when the striker walked down the tunnel with minutes remaining after being benched.

The 37-year-old was then not a part of the squad that confronted Chelsea the next Saturday earlier than returning dwelling.

Ronaldo stated later within the interview that he regretted leaving early towards Spurs, however added that his choice to go away got here as a result of he felt “provoked” by Ten Hag.

Ronaldo stated in an announcement on Tuesday that he liked the membership and the followers.

“…That can by no means change,” he added. “Nevertheless, it seems like the fitting time for me to search for a brand new problem. I want the staff each success for the remainder of the season and for the long run.”

Raphael Varane, Ronaldo’s French team-mate at United, stated final week that the Portuguese’s feedback had affected the membership’s gamers, lots of whom are additionally participating within the World Cup in Qatar.

Ronaldo confirmed on Monday that an ungainly handshake between him and midfielder Bruno Fernandes which was caught on digital camera and went viral was the results of a prank between the Portugal and United team-mates.

He stated he did not assume his actions would have an effect on the Portuguese staff, including that he felt excellent in regards to the nation’s possibilities of profitable the World Cup.

Portugal kicked off their marketing campaign towards Ghana on Thursday.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Ken Ferris

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