Report: Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo agree to end his contract

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United is over.

According to a report from The Athletic, Ronaldo’s contract has been terminated “with mutual consent.” The termination comes two days before Portugal and Ronaldo play their first game of the 2022 World Cup and after Ronaldo talked poorly of the club in a televised interview in England.

Ronaldo, 37, said that he didn’t have respect for manager Erik ten Hag because ten Hag “doesn’t show respect for me” and that he believed there were certain people at Manchester United that didn’t want him around.

Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United from Juventus ahead of the 2021-22 season. Ronaldo became a superstar at Manchester United as a teenager before he went to Real Madrid in 2009.