Man Utd write blunt 81-word farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo in matchday programme


Manchester United have written a blunt goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo in their matchday programme for the EFL Cup clash against Burnley.

The matchday programme mentioned the Portuguese attacker’s high-profile exit from United but was cut short to only 81 words.

Ronaldo was considered a legend at Old Trafford when he rejoined the Premier League club in 2021, but his reputation took a big hit after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.

Ahead of their first competitive match since he left the theatre of dreams once his contract had been mutually terminated, United acknowledged him in a short message.

It read: “Cristiano Ronaldo left the club by mutual agreement last month. “The Portuguese superstar scored 145 goals across two spells and 436 appearances and helped us win three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

“Ronaldo was also crowned Ballon d’Or winner in 2008. “In a statement on November 22, the club put on record its gratitude for Cristiano’s immense contribution and wished him and his family well for the future.”

The Portuguese forward had been at the World Cup in Qatar for the last month, but suffered huge heartbreak after being eliminated out by Morocco in the quarter-final by Morocco.

He is now a free agent on the lookout for his next club. Erik ten Hag has insisted that he has put the saga behind him during the club’s tour of Spain.

He said “He’s gone and it’s the past. We are not lowing forward and we’re looking to the future.”

Ronaldo has reportedly got an offer from Saudi Arabia team Al Nassr who have confirmed their huge offer to Ronaldo’s camp, including a deal until June 2025.


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