Manchester United have since Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview began processes to terminate his contract.
English journalist @jacobsBen reports exclusively on the developing stories. He stated on his twitter that;
“Manchester United have initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview. Club lawyers believe there are strong grounds to terminate his contract without any further payment. #MUFC’s priority is to resolve the situation quickly & before the window opens.
“Ronaldo will not be welcome back at Carrington after the World Cup. Erik ten Hag no longer considers him a #MUFC player.
“Fallout is being dealt with at legal not football level now. Ronaldo did anticipate this, though, so will likely get the outcome he wants.”
He continued; “#MUFC have considered ways of preventing Ronaldo joining another club until deal ends, effectively keeping him contract without playing.
“But club sources say the cost of that approach is far from ideal & are wary anything but a clean break will be detrimental to #MUFC’s season.”
“The expectation, at this point, is #MUFC will complete legal due diligence with a view to terminating Ronaldo’s contract. Club have no indication yet as to whether Ronaldo will have any pushback over finances.”
Ronaldo earlier stated in an interview with Piers Morgan that he felt betrayed by the club, and he also felt the club have not developed since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.
He also admitted having no respect for his manager Erik Ten Heg.