The drama between Ronaldo, the Glazers and Manchester United could come to an end as two major pieces of news broke recently. The first is that Ronaldo has decided to part ways with his future former Premier League club by mutual consent.
Cristiano Ronaldo leaves United
According to ESPNthe club said: “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual consent, with immediate effect.
The club thanks him for his immense contribution over 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 achieve success on the pitch.”
Also, there are rumors that the club didn’t pay him to leave them. Allegations that he underperformed and disrespected Erik ten Hag were one of the reasons United wanted him gone.
He also doesn’t have to wait until the January transfer window to switch Premier League clubs as he is no longer affiliated with one. It will be interesting, plus now that he will be playing for Portugal in the other controversial topic, the FIFA World Cup.
Fans’ point of view on Ronaldo’s departure
Cristiano Ronaldo statement 🚨🇵🇹
“After talks with Manchester United, we mutually agreed to terminate our contract.
I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change.
It seems like the right time to look for a new challenge.
I wish Manchester United all the best.” pic.twitter.com/rQTxEIjrLA
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 22, 2022
Fans who support Ronaldo are still adamant that he is the greatest of all time. “What is Cristiano Ronaldo? It’s life, it’s all that matters to me, I put it before my family, my beliefs and my job. It’s the only purpose of my life,” another fan stated.
Others said he is the greatest player to ever play for Manchester United and that it is a loss for him to go. There were tweets indicating that his time was unappreciated, but fans will never forget that.
He’s not that type of player who doesn’t want 90. He also wants 100 minutes to play
— tAi (@786tai) November 22, 2022
There were naysayers who criticized Ronaldo for joining Piers Morgan’s interview for 90 minutes and claimed he has never been on the pitch for so long. However, Ronaldo’s fans have reciprocated by saying that he would play for the club even longer, but he simply hasn’t been given the fair chance to do so.
Glazers sell United out
The news that most Manchester United fans have been waiting for for 17 years was officially announced yesterday. The Glazers are finally putting the troubled club up for sale. However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe says it is a “bad omen” according to the Manchester Evening News.
Ever since Malcolm Glazer took the reins at Manchester United, the family has been an unpopular figure lurking behind the scenes. They took over the club way back in 2005 for the price of £790 million, and this has forced huge debts on the club.
As a protest early in the Glazers’ reign, United fans wore the green and gold colors of Newton Heath, the 1878 club that became Manchester United 24 years later.
But, because the Glazers have mostly stayed in the US and out of the public eye, they’ve managed to avoid protests.
Fan reaction to this
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 22, 2022
Piers Morgan said his interview with Ronaldo was one of the stepping stones for the Glazers to sell the club. This is seen as a result, as stated earlier, they weren’t well liked by the fans due to their stinginess in acquiring powerful new players.
Fans agreed that Ronaldo was a big part of them wanting to sell the club, fans protesting them being the other minor reason. The rationale for him being the reason is that this whole mess is a huge PR disaster and that it must surely have affected shareholders and sponsors.
Fans were joking that the club might have the potential to have a new Arab owner and that they could ask Ronaldo to return to the club. However, we will have to wait and see who will be the next owner of the club and how United will ride the impending storm with their current instability.
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