Manchester United have confirmed that they have terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract “with immediate effect”.
This was revealed in a terse statement posted on their social media handles.
“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,” it read.
This follows Ronaldo’s bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
The Red Devils have torn up the 37-year-old’s contract seven months early.
They will also not pay off the £16 million Ronaldo would have earned by June 2023.
United believed Ronaldo had violated his terms of employment with his criticism of the club’s US owners, manager Erik ten Hag, the club’s facilities, his teammates and former Red Devils players, including Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.