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Ronaldo: Manchester United bigger than any individual - African fans react to Portugal star's exit

22:25 GMT+3 22/11/2022
 Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd 2022-23
The departure of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner from the Red Devils has divided opinion among the supporters.

Fans in Africa have expressed mixed reactions following news Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United with immediate effect.

The club and player both gave statements announcing the parting of ways by ‘mutual consent’ on Wednesday in what was a reaction to Ronaldo’s recent interview where he criticised United and manager Erik ten Hag.

Supporters have given conflicting reactions to the issue, with some supporting the club while others feel the player is right and still leaves with his reputation intact.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 2022-23

    He shouldn’t have returned

    His going back to Man United was a curse. He shouldn't have gone to that team as at that time. No one is perfect. You can say anything about him but of course, he has done his best for football. Good luck to him from a Chelsea fan. -Do La Po

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 2022-23

    He’s not above the club

    It was sad that it had to end this way but nobody is above the club no matter what. Forever a Man United legend. Thank you for everything Cristiano Ronaldo and now you can go win the World Cup! Viva Ronaldo. -Ibrahim Bello

    Best news and great decision from Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo should carry his ego to somewhere else. -Don RJay

  • Anthony Elanga Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 2021-22

    Forever a Man United legend

    If you sack an unbelievable legend for speaking the truth, you've done nothing. He is and will always remain a Manchester United legend. -Toyi Didier

    Even if he decides to retire now, then he retires as the best to ever do it. Love from a [Lionel] Messi fan. -Kent Black

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Casemiro Fred Manchester United 2022-23

    He destroyed United

    Manchester United is bigger than an individual. You came back to destroy Manchester United we are happy we got rid of you. -Dagbegi sports update

  • Wayne Rooney Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United

    He has nothing to lose

    Ronaldo has nothing to lose. Forget the fact that I do taunt Ronaldo. Deep down, I do love him.

    - Sportin Nwa Dot

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal

    Only clubless player in Qatar

    Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player at the World Cup without a club. Another record for the GOAT. -Tharollo Bradley

  • Iker Casillas Cristiano Ronaldo 2015

    He should have never left Madrid

    He just made a great mistake to leave Real Madrid. He could have just stayed there in Madrid where he was getting the respect he deserved. Look, now he is moving like a headless chicken. - Ben Thrêê Sïx Fïve

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Erik ten Hag Manchester United 2022-23

    Ten Hag disrespected him

    He was betrayed by the club. The coach disrespected him too much. -Jeśus Meama Randy

  • Cristiano Ronaldo Man Utd 2022-23

    He can now find a better team

    As expected, he can now go to a better team that is not struggling to score in every match. -Yinka Agboola Commando

  • Edu Arsenal 2022-23

    Arsenal should pounce

    Arsenal go for him, we need him to complete one major assignment. -Sulaiman Salisu Danasabe

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Ronaldo planned this

    The GOAT knew the outcome and carefully planned his exit with his interview! Always ahead of his critics. -Amos Kay