Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to leave Manchester United by mutual consent following an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.On Tuesday, Manchester United issued a statement announcing that they had reached a mutual agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo to terminate his contract; Ronaldo stated: "I will always support Manchester United and its fans. However, it appears that the time has come for me to seek a new challenge."
Cristiano Ronaldo has been Manchester Uniteds best player this season, scoring 42 goals and helping the club win the Premier League and the Champions League.
But, now that Real Madrid is interested in him and he is interested, what shirt will Ronaldo be wearing come September?
If Ronaldo decides to leave, he will most likely break Zidanes transfer record, which has been estimated to be worth between 80 and 100 million euros. The Bernabeu club can afford it because it currently leads the Deloitte money league.
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United by "mutual agreement" following serious allegations made in an interview, capping off an illustrious career at the club. He left without a payoff, and he has no restrictions on where he can play next.
United had hired lawyers to investigate potential legal action against Ronaldo for alleged contract breach, but their preferred option was to engineer his departure, which was confirmed on Tuesday.
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The decision follows a controversial interview in which the 37-year-old criticised the club and said he had "no respect" for manager Erik ten Hag.
Both parties stated that Ronaldos exit was "mutually agreed".
"The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford," said a Manchester United statement.
They wished "him and his family well for the future" and added "everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the teams progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch".
Ronaldo, who has three goals in 16 appearances for United this season, has not played since November 6, when he captained the team in a 3-1 loss at Aston Villa.
Ten Hag benched him for the Premier League game against Chelsea last month after he refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham three days earlier.
Ronaldo said in a TalkTV interview last week that he did not regret refusing to come on as a substitute for the final few minutes of a win against Tottenham because Ten Hag had "provoked" him.