Man United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave the club with immediate effect after the two parties came to a mutual agreement.
This comes after the 37-year-old’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan, in which he slandered the club and even lashed out at manager Erik ten Hag.
United said in a statement: “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. “Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”
Chelsea were reportedly interested in signing Ronaldo in the summer before Thomas Tuchel turned it down. However, with Tuchel now gone, the Blues could sign him in January.
Ronaldo becomes a free agent after leaving United, which means he could join the Blues on a free transfer in January.