Manchester United bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo in the matchday programme.
Manchester United deliver final goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo in matchday programme.
In their matchday program for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup match against Burnley, Manchester United bid their final goodbyes to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese international was let go by the Red Devils in late November after he disparaged the team in a well-known interview with Piers Morgan.
United’s first official game after Ronaldo’s departure was the cup encounter against Burnley, and the occasion was marked by a reminder of how the union ended.
“Cristiano Ronaldo left the club by mutual agreement last month,” the programme notes read.
“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.
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“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.”
Ronaldo is yet to confirm his next move following his disappointing World Cup campaign with Portugal.
The legendary forward struggled in Qatar before being dropped for Goncalo Ramos, who netted a hat trick in a 6-1 last-16 thrashing of Switzerland. However, the Selecao were then dumped out of the tournament by Morocco on penalties.
Manager Erik ten Hag will now look to January and strengthening his squad. mp3bullet understands the Dutchman remains interested in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, while United a move for World Cup star Cody Gakpo has also been sanctioned.