Days after delivering an explosive interview in which he criticised Manchester United owners and manager Erik ten Hag. Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he will quit the team “with immediate effect.”

The 37-year-old Ronaldo’s future plans are unknown after he was unable to sign with a Champions League team in the summer.

Ronaldo said

We have decided to finish our contract early after talking with Manchester United, stated Ronaldo.

“I adore Manchester United and the supporters. And that won’t ever change. But now seems like the perfect moment for me to look for a fresh challenge.

“I wish the squad nothing but success for the rest of the year and beyond,”

Ronaldo, who is presently in Qatar with Portugal in an effort to help his nation win its first World Cup championship. Has become angry after being relegated to the team’s periphery for United this season.

During the 90-minute interview with Piers Morgan, which aired on Thursday and in which he also disparaged younger players, the Portugal captain said he felt “betrayed.”

The termination of his contract was widely anticipated when United said last week that it had taken the necessary action in reaction to his remarks.

On Tuesday, was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will be leaving Manchester United “by mutual consent, 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. Where he scored 145 goals in 346 games.

That assertion did not adequately express the club’s outrage about the unauthorised interview.

Ronaldo’s abrupt departure may potentially hasten United’s efforts to recruit a replacement centre forward.

Ten Hag anticipated dealing with his attack after the conclusion of the campaign, but he may now need to search for a successor during the January window.

As the team works to overcome a nearly 10-year Premier League title drought, significant changes are also being made off the field.

After Ronaldo left,

The club said in a statement that the board was looking at “strategic alternatives for the club.” Which may include selling the franchise.

Avram and Joel Glazer, United’s American owners. Stated that a study will “examine all possibilities” to bring the team back on track.

The review being conducted “cannot be guaranteed to result in any transaction involving the Company.” According to the club statement.

Until and unless the board has authorised a specific deal or other course of action necessitating a formal statement. Manchester United does not intend to make further announcements about the review.

With their last league victory coming in 2013, during the last season of famous manager Alex Ferguson. United is presently sixth in the standings and won their last Champions League championship in 2008.