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Avram Glazer: “Cristiano Ronaldo is a great Manchester United player”

One of Manchester United’s owners, Avram Glazer, spoke publicly for the first time about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from the club after the Portuguese team captain’s controversial interview with Piers Morgan. In charge of the club for 17 years, the American businessman thanked Ronaldo, now without a club, without showing resentment for the way in which the relationship between the two parties ended.

“Well, I’m going to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo: He is a great Manchester United player, I thank him for all he has done for the club and I wish him the best of luck for the future.”, he told Sky News, in statements published this Thursday and made from Florida, USA.

The most anticipated scenario has come true: Manchester United confirms the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo by “mutual agreement”

On Tuesday, two days after Portugal’s debut in the World Cup, Manchester United announced the departure of number 7 immediately and by mutual agreement. 🇧🇷Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement with immediate effect. The club thanks him for his immense contribution during his two spells at Old Trafford in which he scored 145 goals and made 346 appearances and wishes him and his family all the best for the future. Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the progression of the team under Erik ten Hag and working together to achieve success on the pitch.”

Shortly after, Ronaldo reacted to the departure of the English club through a statement made public by Fabrizio Romano, an Italian journalist usually associated with the transfer market. “After discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract. I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never change. But it’s the right time to look for a new challenge. I wish Manchester United all the best,” said the 37-year-old.

“Looking for different strategic alternatives”

The same day that Ronaldo’s departure was confirmed, it was reported that the Glazer family is preparing to put the club up for sale, which could be total or partial. However, the possibility of starting a partnership with new investors is not ruled out. This was confirmed by Avram Glazer in his statements to Sky News.

“As we announced, the board [diretivo] went through a process and decided to look for different strategic alternatives. That’s what we’re doing,” he explained, assuming the path is undefined: “Let’s see where this takes us.”

Manchester United owners consider selling club

In the statement issued this Tuesday, it was explained that, “while seeking to continue building the club’s success story, the board of directors has authorized an exhaustive evaluation of strategic alternatives.” “We are evaluating all options to ensure that we better serve our fans and that Manchester United maximizes the significant growth opportunities that are available to the club today and in the future.”

“There are no guarantees that this review process results in any transition involving the company”, the club also clarified.

Source: Observadora

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