Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United 'with immediate effect'

The forward criticised the club in an outspoken interview with Piers Morgan.

Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United immediately following explosive Piers Morgan interview Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United with immediate effect, the club has announced.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Old Trafford side thanked him for his “immense contribution” over two spells.

It comes after the 37-year-old criticised the club during an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.

The forward joined Manchester United last year on a two-year-deal, having previously played for the club from 2003 until 2009.

Ronaldo has also starred for Sporting CP, Real Madrid and Juventus in a glittering career.

Over the last two decades, he has made 191 appearances for Portugal, scoring 117 goals.