How Manchester United players have reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden exit

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How Manchester United players have reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden exit

Manchester United players have been reacting following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the club.

United confirmed in a statement last week that their legendary forward’s contract had been terminated by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Among other bombshells, Ronaldo claimed he felt ‘betrayed’ by the club and said he had no respect for manager Erik ten Hag.

The interview made his position at the club untenable and his exit was confirmed on Tuesday. The club said: “Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect. The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.

“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”

Here’s how some of United’s players have reacted so far:

Marcus Rashford

“It has been an unbelievable experience to play with him. He is one of my idols and someone I always looked up to. It’s something I can keep with me forever. I wish him all the best and we want to thank him for the things he’s done for Manchester United.”

Casemiro

“I haven’t exchanged any messages with him, but Cristiano Ronaldo is a player with great experience, and he knows what’s best for his career. Of course we are sad a player like him is leaving because we are talking about one of the best players of all time.

“I wish him all the best in his football career – except when he plays against me – but I wish him all the best.”

Bruno Fernandes

“It was good for me while it lasted. Now Cristiano has taken a different decision for his career and his family and we have to respect that. I haven’t discussed the topic with Cris. We’re all focused on the national team and the World Cup. I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to pick a side. It was a dream come true to play with Cristiano [at United] but nothing lasts forever.

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