Following his insulting interview with Piers Morgan, Manchester United have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving the club by mutual consent.

The 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.

Following the interview, reports suggested that Ronaldo was looking for the club to pay off the remainder of his contract and allow him to move to a different club in January. It now appears as though his contract has been terminated.

Ronaldo has released his own statement insisting that he loves the club but is looking for a new challenge, after scoring just one Premier League goal this season.

Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early. 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.