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Avram Glazer has thanked Cristiano Ronaldo for his contribution to Manchester United after the club decided to terminate his contract earlier this week.

The 37-year-old’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan was the final straw for United bosses, who felt the superstar was in breach of contract after his derogatory comments to manager Erik ten Hag.

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Ronaldo also criticized the Glazer family for leading a period of decline in the years following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the 2012/13 season.

When asked for a response to Ronaldo’s revulsion, Glazer turned down the chance to target the now former United star, instead wishing him well in his future endeavours.

“I’m going to tell you about Cristiano Ronaldo,” Glazer told Sky News.

“He’s a great Manchester United player. I appreciate everything he’s done for the club and wish him every success in the future.”

Ronaldo will make his World Cup bow for Portugal against Ghana this afternoon after avoiding the pre-match press conference due to speculation about his future.

Cristiano Ronaldo is now a free agent after his contract was terminated by Manchester United (Image: Getty)

“I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to take sides,” Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo’s ex-clubmate and compatriot, told reporters on Wednesday.

It was an honor to play with him for club and country. It was a dream come true, but nothing lasts forever.

“Everyone here is focused on the World Cup. Everyone knows what it means to represent our country.”

It’s been a turbulent week at Old Trafford with news of Ronaldo’s departure, quickly followed by confirmation of the Glazer family’s decision to explore the possibility of a sale after 17 turbulent years at the helm.

When asked why he felt it was time to step down and seek new investments, Glazer added: “As we announced yesterday, the board has gone through a process and decided to look at several strategic alternatives to do so. to do.

“We’ve gone through a process, we’ve gone through all the different strategic alternatives, and we’ll see where that goes.”