Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will leave with immediate effect, the Premier League team said

marking a bitter end to the Portugal captain’s second spell at Old Trafford after he said he felt betrayed by the club.

“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,” United said in a statement.

United issued a 67-word statement on Tuesday evening announcing they had reached a mutual agreement with the player to terminate his contract.

Ronaldo's interview on TalkTV - aired in two parts on Wednesday and Thursday last week - saw the 37-year-old criticise the club and manager Erik ten Hag, who the player says he has "no respect" for.

The Portugal forward also claimed members of the United hierarchy were trying to force him out of Old Trafford

They also doubted him when he said he could not attend pre-season because his daughter was ill in hospital.

United said they would consider their response to Ronaldo's comments "after the full facts have been established" and have now decided to part ways with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.