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Ronaldo to leave Manchester United with immediate effect

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United with immediate effect.

The decision follows a controversial interview in which the 37-year-old criticised the club and said he had “no respect” for manager Erik ten Hag.

BBC report says that Ronaldo’s exit was “mutually agreed”. By both parties.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford,” said a Manchester United statement.

United are fifth in the Premier League in Ten Hag’s first season as manager, with the season taking a break for the World Cup in Qatar.

Ronaldo is with Portugal at the tournament and is set to captain them in their opening Group H game against Ghana on Thursday.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; editing by Abdullahi Lamino