morning united fans
A veteran gone, a boss about to leave?
Following the announcement of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, United confirmed an equally spectacular development the Glazers could sell.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo’s contract was terminated by mutual consent.
This means he will go without £11.5 million in wages for the remaining seven months of his deal.
Chelsea are narrow favorites ahead of old club Sporting Lisbon to sign the Portugal hero after the World Cup.
United thanked Ron for his “enormous contribution” over his two spells and insisted he still “loved” the club.
But former Old Trafford superstars Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand called departures inevitable after United claimed a “betrayal” during their candid talk TV interview with Sun columnist Piers Morgan.
Meanwhile, both United and the Glazers confirmed that all options were being assessed – including new investment or a total buy-out – to fuel the club’s “growth”.
Transfer-wise, the Red Devils are said to be the favorites ahead of Liverpool to sign Holland winger Cody Gakpo.
The 23-year-old PSV hero could be worth at least £43m.
Jude Bellingham could fetch at least half the amount in the event of a United victory in the race for the England midfielder.