Manchester United have started the process of terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract, with the Portuguese star set to lose £16 million in wages and told not to return to the Carrington training complex after the FIFA World Cup.
With the full interview now available, United is also considering additional legal action.
This would turn out to be Cristiano Ronaldo’s final goal for Manchester United.
Manchester United have reportedly begun the process of terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.
Following his controversial ‘tell-all’ interview with Piers Morgan, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has made headlines around the world this week.
Ronaldo took no prisoners as he slammed the club multiple times during the 90-minute interview, criticizing the club’s ownership and United manager Erik ten Hag.
The 37-year-old also chastised United for failing to evolve, claiming that no progress had been made since he left for Real Madrid in 2009.
The Portuguese superstar even targeted current United players as well as club legends such as Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
Ronaldo’s burial of his employers was so thorough that there appeared to be little chance of him ever playing for the Old Trafford club again.
It came as no surprise, then, when the Daily Mail reported on Friday morning that United’s legal team had begun the process of terminating his massive £500,000-per-week contract.
Ronaldo’s contract is set to expire in June 2023, so he will be paid until then.