Manchester United are set to cancel Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract without any payoff, according to SportsMail.
The Premier League club has begun the legal process of tearing up Ronaldo’s £500,000-a-week contract without paying him a penny of the £16million he would have earned until it expired in June.
United’s lawyers are satisfied the 37-year-old has breached the terms of his contract with his explosive allegations against the club, the Glazers, manager Erik ten Hag and his teammates.
Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan aired in two parts on Wednesday and Thursday.
United said earlier in the week that they would consider their response once the full facts were established, and issued a statement on Friday.
They have now initiated legal action to cancel Ronaldo’s contract and are loath to pay any compensation because it would be seen as rewarding disloyalty.
The Glazers, Chief Executive Richard Arnold, Football Director John Murtough and Ten Hag all agree Ronaldo has burnt his bridges at Old Trafford and there is no way back for him at the club.