“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, 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”.

Before joining the Portuguese team, which is in Qatar to compete in the 2022 World Cup, Ronaldo gave an interview in which he criticised the club at length, the coach, Erik ten Hag, and revealed that he felt "betrayed" and disrespected in the club.