Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Man Utd with immediate effect

22 Nov 2022
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Portuguese forward to depart by mutual agreement after second spell at Old Trafford

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Manchester United have announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave the club by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.

The forward departs midway through the second season of his second spell at Old Trafford. In total across 236 Premier League matches, Ronaldo scored 103 goals. 

A Man Utd statement read: "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."

The 37-year-old also released a statement which read: "Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.

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"I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.

"I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future."

Man Utd are back in Premier League action when they host Nottingham Forest on 27 December.  

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