Manchester United are examining the prospect of terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract following his 90 minute interview with Piers Morgan.
United have found legal advice and have started the process against the Portuguese striker for breaches of contract. However, the club will need to complete multiple procedures before taking action against Ronaldo.
Over the last two nights, Ronaldo has been very negative about the club and his manager Erik Ten Hag claiming that the Dutchman has ‘no respect’ for him and he ‘has no respect’ for the United manager.
This morning, United put out a statement that read: “Manchester United has this morning initiated appropriate steps in response to Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent media interview.
“We will not be making further comment until this process reaches its conclusion.”
Many reports are suggesting that United will go through with the termination of the 37-year-old’s contract and suggest that Ronaldo is no longer welcome at Carrington after his participation in the World Cup.
United have put themselves in a strong position in this situation because if Ronaldo and his legal advisors attempt to resist the termination of the contract, the case will be moved into court and would disable the Portuguese from playing any football. This situation leads to one possible outcome and that would be Ronaldo having his contract terminated without any payout of compensation.
It has also been widely reported by the media that Ten Hag wants Ronaldo gone and believes that there is ‘no way back’ at United following his comments about the club and the manager.
The Glazers, Richard Arnold and John Murtough have taken the decision to remove the striker from the club after believing he has ‘burnt all of the bridges’ around the club.
As the striker prepares for his final World Cup, by the time the tournament is over it is likely that he will be without a club and will be hoping for a move within the time frame of the January transfer window.