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Manchester United may finally be sold, Ronaldo is also leaving 

The drama between Ronaldo, the Glazers and Manchester United may come to an end soon as two major news stories have dropped recently. The first is, Ronaldo has decided to part ways with a mutual agreement with his soon to be former Premier League club. 

Cristiano Ronaldo leaving United

According to ESPN, the club stated “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.”

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Furthermore, rumours are flying around that the club has not paid him to leave them. Allegations of him underperforming and not respecting Erik ten Hag were one of the reasons why United wanted him to leave. 

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Image of Erik ten Hag, from Wikipedia.

Furthermore, he does not have to wait until the January transfer window to change Premier League clubs as he is no longer affiliated with one. This is going to be interesting, plus now that he is going to play for Portugal in the other controversial topic, the FIFA World Cup. 

Fans viewpoint on Ronaldo leaving 

 

Fans that support Ronaldo still are adamant that he is the greatest of all time. “What is Cristiano Ronaldo? He’s life, he’s everything that matters for me, I put him before my family, beliefs and work. He’s the sole purpose of my life,” stated another fan. 

Others were stating that he is the greatest player to have ever played for Manchester United, and that it is a loss that he’s leaving. There were tweets indicating his time as being unappreciated, but fans will never forget him. 

There were naysayers that jabbed against Ronaldo for joining the Piers Morgan interview for 90 minutes and claimed that he never was on the field for that long. However, Ronaldo fans hit them back by saying that he would play for the club for even longer, but he was simply not given the fair chance to do so. 

Glazers selling off United 

The news that most Manchester United fans have been waiting for the last 17 years has officially been told yesterday. The Glazers are finally putting up the troubled club for sale. However, Sir Jim Ratcliffe claims that it is “bad omen” according to the Manchester Evening News

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Image of Sir Jim Ratcliffe, from Wikipedia.

Ever since Malcolm Glazer held the reins of Manchester United, the family has been an unpopular figure lurking behind the scenes. They took over the club all the way back in 2005 for the price of £790 million, and that imposed massive debts for the club. 

As a protest early in the Glazers’ reign, United fans wore the green and gold colours of Newton Heath, the 1878 club that became Manchester United 24 years later. 

But, because the Glazers stayed mostly in the United States and out of the spotlight, they managed to avoid the protests.

Fans reaction to this 

 

Piers Morgan stated that the interview with Ronaldo done by him has been one of the stepping stones for the Glazers to sell off the club. This is seen as an achievement, as stated earlier, they were not well liked by fans due to their stinginess on purchasing new powerful players. 

Fans agreed that Ronaldo was a big part of them wanting to sell the club, fans protesting against them is the other lesser reason. The justification that he is the reason why is that this whole mess is a huge PR disaster and that it must have definitely affected shareholders and sponsors. 

Fans were joking that the club might have the potential in having a new Arab owner and that they might request for Ronaldo to come back to the club. However, we will have to wait and see who is the next owner of the club and how United will ride the upcoming storm with their current instability. 

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