Former England captain Wayne Rooney was not shocked to see Manchester United displaying Cristiano Ronaldo the exit door after the Portugal captain launched an all-out assault on the bigwigs of the Red Devils in an explosive interview earlier than the FIFA World Cup 2022. One of essentially the most adorned gamers within the historical past of the attractive recreation, Ronaldo won’t return to Old Trafford after Portugal’s marketing campaign on the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Manchester United and Ronaldo parted methods with instant impact on Tuesday.
After making sporadic appearances for the Red Devils within the 2022-2023 season, the 37-year-old appeared for an interview and known as out Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag. Feeling ‘betrayed’ by Manchester United, Ronaldo mentioned that he has no respect for the Red Devils supervisor. The former Real Madrid and Juventus additionally hit again at former teammates Rooney and Garry Neville throughout the bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
Taking cognisance of Ronaldo’s sensational remarks in regards to the luminaries of the membership, Manchester United launched an official assertion on Tuesday to substantiate the unceremonious exit of the talismanic ahead earlier than the tip of the continuing season. Sharing his first response after Ronaldo and Man United parted methods, former England ahead Rooney opined that the Premier League membership was left with no choice however to terminate the contract of the Portuguese stalwart after the interview fallout.
“It’s sad. Once he had done the interview and how he had attacked the club, there was no option. I think there was no option. It’s a shame because he has been a servant to Manchester United. He’s obviously still a very good player. I think he is not the player now that he was at 23. It’s probably the best thing… for Cristiano now, the sole purpose will be to focus on the World Cup,” Rooney advised Sports 18.
After leaving Manchester United forward of the winter switch window, Ronaldo has change into a free agent and the Portugal captain can signal with any membership subsequent 12 months. Nicknamed CR7, the Portugal captain rejoined Man United from Serie A giants Juventus in 2021. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner scored 145 targets in 346 appearances for the Red Devils.