Ronaldo: “I still adore Manchester United.”

Despite Manchester United declaring the end of his contract, Cristiano Ronaldo has maintained his affection for the team.

The 37-year-old will depart the club by mutual consent and with immediate effect, the English Premier League team announced late on Tuesday.

The club expressed gratitude to the Portuguese for his two stints with them in a statement on their website.

“By mutual consent, Cristiano Ronaldo will depart Manchester United with immediate effect.

The team wishes him and his family well for the future and expresses gratitude for his enormous contribution over his two stints at Old Trafford, during which he scored 145 goals in 346 games.

“At Manchester United, everyone is still committed to accelerating the group’s development under Erik ten Hag and working to achieve victory on the field.”

But Ronaldo said in a farewell statement that while he still loved the team and the supporters, it was time for him to move on and take on a new challenge.

Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually decided to terminate our contract, he stated.

“I adore Manchester United and the supporters, and that won’t ever change.

The moment seems appropriate to look for a new challenge.

“I hope Man Utd has success,”

Ronaldo: “Manchester United betrayed me.”

Ronaldo’s contract was terminated days after he agreed to an interview request from British media personality Piers Morgan.

In the interview, Ronaldo stated: “Erik ten Hag doesn’t respect me, so I don’t respect him.

“I will never respect you if you don’t have any for me.”

When addressing the late Ralf Rangnick, manager of the United team, he stated, “If you’re not even a coach, how are you going to be the manager of Man Utd? I was completely unaware of him.

Nothing has changed at this club since Sir Alex left, he said, criticizing the organization. I went with my emotions when I made the decision to join Manchester United again.

“It’s impossible for you to come to Manchester City, Sir Alex Ferguson told me.

Nothing has changed since I left, he continued. The gym, the pool, the jacuzzi, even some technology. Even the chefs, who I admire, are nice individuals. I anticipated seeing modern infrastructure and technology. I experienced things from when I was 20.