Man Utd write blunt 81-word goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo in matchday program for Carabao Cup clash vs Burnley

MANCHESTER UNITED have written a blunt goodbye to Cristiano Ronaldo in their program for the EFL Cup match against Burnley.

The matchday programme mentioned the Portuguese forward’s high-profile exit from the club but was cut short to only 81 words.


Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United before the World Cup in QatarCredit: Getty

Ronaldo was considered a legend at Old Trafford when he rejoined the club in 2021, but his reputation took a big hit after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

Ahead of their first competitive game since he left the club once his contract was mutually terminated, the Red Devils acknowledged him in a short letter.

It read: “Cristiano Ronaldo left the club by mutual agreement last month.

The Portuguese superstar scored 145 goals across two spells and 436 appearances and helped us win three Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

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Ronaldo was also crowned Ballon d’Or winner in 2008.

In a statement on November 22, the club put on record its gratitude for Cristiano’s immense contribution and wished him and his family well for the future.

The Portuguese star had been at the World Cup in Qatar for the last month, but suffered heartbreak after being knocked out by Morocco in the quarter-final by Morocco.

He is now a free agent on the lookout for his next club.


Manager Erik ten Hag has insisted that he has put the saga behind him during the club’s tour of Spain.

He said “He’s gone and it’s the past. We are not low forward and we’re looking to the future.”

Ronaldo has reportedly got an offer from Saudi Arabia side Al Nassr who have confirmed their huge bid to Ronaldo’s camp, including a deal until June 2025.

However, the 37-year-old still has hopes of signing for a Champions League club.

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