Manchester United has announced that Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the club immediately.
During a controversial interview, he criticised the club and said he had no respect for its manager Erik ten Hag.
It is understood that Ronaldo’s exit was “mutually agreed”.
In Ten Hag’s first season as manager, United are fifth in the Premier League, with the season halted for the World Cup in Qatar.
Ronaldo is at the competition with Portugal and will skipper them in their first Group H encounter against Ghana on Thursday.
On Monday, he spoke to the media in Qatar, stating that he will “comment when he wants” and that his spat with United will not “shake” the Portugal squad.
Ronaldo, who scored 145 goals in 346 games for United, will return to the club in August 2021, 11 years after leaving to join Real Madrid.