Portugal dismantle Switzerland to set date with Morocco

Portugal coach Fernando Santos dropped Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench for the last-16 meeting with Switzerland and was rewarded with a hat-trick from replacement Goncalo Ramos and a stunning team display. Santos expressed his displeasure at gestures made by Ronaldo when he was substituted in the last group game against South Korea and it was the first time in 31…

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Ronaldo mutually agree to leave Manchester United

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United with immediate effect. The decision follows a controversial interview in which the 37-year-old criticised the club and said he had “no respect” for manager Erik ten Hag. Both parties stated that Ronaldo’s exit was “mutually agreed”. “The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford,” said a…

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‘The best timing is always my timing’ – Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo says he will “speak when he wants” and his row with Manchester United will not “shake” his Portugal team at the World Cup. United are exploring their legal options as they look to end Ronaldo’s time at the club following his critical interview with TalkTV. Ronaldo, 37, said he felt “betrayed by the club” and stated he had “no…

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Manchester United explore legal action to force Ronaldo out

Manchester United are exploring their legal options as they look to end Cristiano Ronaldo’s time at the club. It is accepted at United that Ronaldo cannot play for manager Erik ten Hag again following his fierce criticism of the Dutchman in his TalkTV interview. He has just over seven months remaining on his £500,000-a-week contract. United could terminate the Portuguese…

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Cristiano Ronaldo must face consequences – Erik ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said there “has to be consequences” after confirming Cristiano Ronaldo refused to come on as a substitute against Tottenham on Wednesday. Ronaldo, 37, left Old Trafford before full-time after leaving the bench and walking down the tunnel in the 89th minute of United’s 2-0 win. He has been dropped for Saturday’s game at…

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Ronaldo blames ‘heat of moment’ as he is dropped

Cristiano Ronaldo says “the heat of the moment” got to him in the incident that led to Manchester United dropping him for Saturday’s game at Chelsea. The Portugal forward left Old Trafford before the end of Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham – for which he was an unused substitute. “I’ve always tried to set the example myself for the youngsters…

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Rooney tells United to let Ronaldo quit

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to let Cristiano Ronaldo quit Old Trafford – and told them what type of striker they should replace him with. The former Derby manager struck up a glorious partnership with Ronaldo during their time together at the club during the noughties. Now the new DC United boss has cast his eye over the troubles of his…

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Cristiano Ronaldo in squad for friendly against Rayo Vallecano

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training on Saturday and will be in the squad for Manchester United’s friendly with Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Portugal forward wants United to let him leave this summer. And he missed the club’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia for personal reasons. On Saturday, he posted a photo alongside several young United players showing he…

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Ronaldo posts pic with baby girl as Georgina Rodriguez returns home

Cristiano Ronaldo spoke of being “home sweet home” with his loving family, days after the trauma of losing his newborn son. Partner Georgina Rodriguez, 28, and the tragic boy’s twin sister returned home, three days after announcing their loss. Posting on Instagram, the Manchester United legend, 37, thanked fans for their support and added. “Now it’s time to be grateful for the life that…

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Ronaldo thanks Anfield for ‘respect’ shown after death of baby boy

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will never forget the “respect and compassion” showed by the Anfield crowd following the death of his baby boy. Manchester United and Liverpool fans united in a fan-led minute of applause in support of Ronaldo and his family during Tuesday’s league game. Liverpool supporters sang their club’s anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ after seven minutes…

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