Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United came to an end unexpectedly, with the club declaring that the iconic Portuguese attacker had departed by “mutual consent.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s tumultuous exit from Manchester United continues to rumble in the backdrop of the current 2022 FIFA World Cup. United announced on Tuesday that the Portugal legend had left the club by “mutual agreement” as a result of the fallout from his explosive interview in which he slammed the club’s hierarchy, aside from manager Erik ten Hag.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s former Portugal captain reacts to his Manchester United ouster
Ronaldo is now captaining the Portuguese squad at the World Cup, and his previous national team captain Luis Figo has stated that his choice to quit the club is beneficial to all sides. “After all of the events that occurred, I believe it was a joint decision.” I believe that a mutual agreement is good for both parties. “For himself because he wasn’t playing, and for the club, because the player doesn’t want to stay,” Figo said on Sports 18.
He is, of course, a remarkable and significant player, but he was not playing and was not an option for the coach. After the interview, I believe he was moaning about the club, and the club decided by mutual consent to separate their fates. That’s how it works – mutual agreement. “Everyone is content,” Figo remarked.
It’s unclear where Ronaldo will go from here. Figo stated that the 37-year-future-old’s will be determined by his career goals. “Well, I’m not sure. I believe it is always a personal decision, depending on his ambitions and current opportunities. “However, this is a personal and sporting decision for him, depending on which teams want him,” he stated.
Manchester United confirmed Ronaldo’s departure in a short statement, putting an end to the dramatic chain of events that began with his explosive television appearance. Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to quit Manchester United with immediate effect. The club wishes him and his family well for the future and thanks him for his enormous contribution during two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances. “Everyone at Manchester United is focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to achieve success on the field,” the club said.