Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the club by mutual consent.
The club thanked the Portuguese legend for his “immense contribution” over two spells at Old Traford but his departure had been inevitable following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan last week.
Reacting to the announcement on Twitter, supporters were disappointed with how Ronaldo’s time at the club came to an end but they feel it was the right decision for all involved:
Great news, it's been long over due. 🏃🏃🏃
— Latif Alhassan (@king_alphabet13) November 22, 2022
He will always be a legend. ❤️
— Deji (@bruh22079154) November 22, 2022
Ridiculous it had to end like this
— Harbyn (@HarbynOfficial) November 22, 2022
Sensible decision a clean break, sad to see it come to this he will remain one of my all time favourite United players, The team is more important than any individual, I wish him well but time to look forward not back
— John Donnellan (@Barga1146) November 22, 2022
will always remember the good times
— Depressed Man United Fan (@MUFC_SB) November 22, 2022
Its the right thing to do but still feels sad. Hes done a lot for the club and I hope people don't forget about that but we did need to move on
— FA🔴🏴⚫ (@MLewboi) November 22, 2022
Great news !!
— Paul Bhogal (@paulbhogal) November 22, 2022
— Andrew (@CanadiensEh) November 22, 2022
There was no way back for Ronaldo after he criticised manager Erik ten Hag and the club. It will, though, be interesting to see where he ends up.
A move to MLS has been suggested, while clubs in the Middle East would also be able to finance a deal. However, Ronaldo may be keen on remaining in Europe. A return to Real Madrid has already been ruled out but he could yet stay in England, with Chelsea a possible destination.