Christiano Ronaldo has announced that he will end his contract at Old Trafford early, following a mutual agreement with the club authorities.
This comes after a start of the season which has so far been plagued by controversies and a drop in performance.
His two-year contract with the club had to end in June 2023, but it appears his second spell at the club has not been as exciting as he thought.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge” Christiano, 37, wrote on his social media platforms.
“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
During his two spells at the club, Ronaldo has scored 145 goals in 346 appearances.
In the first tenure, he won the Champions League, three Premier Leagues, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Fifa World Player of the Year award.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be representing Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar, and will be watched closely by fans and his future employers.