Ronaldo to leave Manchester United
FILE- Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Embattled Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the club by mutual agreement with immediate effect.

The club made the announcement in a release on their official website Tuesday.

“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,” the release stated.

"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," the club added.

Ronaldo’s departure comes on the heels of his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, stating that he felt betrayed by the club and that manager, Erik ten Hag “does not respect” him in the way he “deserves”.

As well as criticising the Old Trafford hierarchy and ten Hag, the 37-year-old Ronaldo, currently with the Portugal squad at the World Cup, was scathing about the club's US owners.

Ronaldo said the Glazer family cared far more about the money-making potential of United than results on the pitch.

He reportedly turned on former team-mates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney, saying "they are not my friends" after recent criticism from the pair.

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