This week marks the end of Cristiano Ronaldo’s rather tumultuous 18-month spell at Manchester United.
A lot has happened in that time, with four managers at the helm and teams suffering on the pitch due to poor performances by their star players.
The club appear to be on the mend with the appointment of Erik ten Hag, but Ronaldo’s star seems to be fading as the Dutch manager prefers. Marcus Rashford has replaced the Portuguese as striker.
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It meant an inevitable clash between the two, culminating in an incendiary TV interview in which the former United No.7 lashed out at the club and the new manager.
The Old Trafford side had no choice but to terminate the player’s contract by mutual agreement and can now focus on the job at hand without further distraction.
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For the Portuguese striker, his super-agent Jorge Mendes is desperate to find a top club for his client, but so far, like this summer, no club has shown interest.
A number of clubs have been named as possible destinations, but few can afford his huge salary, which will further complicate matters.
Another issue that could affect the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future club is the striker’s two-match ban for inappropriate behavior towards Everton fans last season.
ban for two games
The 37-year-old has been fined £50,000 by the Football Association after he was seen talking on a mobile phone in the hands of a fan following his side’s defeat.
The ban will not affect his participation in the World Cup, where he scored against Ghana in Portugal’s opener to become the first player to score in five World Cups.
However, whichever club he signs for, he will miss his first two league games. This applies in the UK or overseas.
Ronaldo can continue to participate in continental competitions such as the Champions League, but the ban will only apply to domestic competitions.
A separate FA hearing found him guilty of inappropriate and violent behavior. The FA revealed the attacker admitted the misconduct charge but not the violent conduct charge.