Paul Scholes was unimpressed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit and made his feeling clear in a now-deleted Instagram post.
The Manchester United legend shared a story in which he wrote: “Mission accomplished…A***d!” after news emerged of the 37-year-old’s immediate departure from the Premier League side.
Scholes’s deleted comment sums up the feeling around Old Trafford following a turbulent few weeks.
It was Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan that caused outrage as he hit out at the club, manager Erik ten Hag, the Glazer family and also club legends such as Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.
As a result, United announced their star man had left the club by mutual consent in a short statement on their website that was posted on Tuesday night.
Ronaldo also issued a statement of his own on social media, saying that it was ‘the right time for him to seek a new challenge’.
He said: “Following conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.
“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.
“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
It is said the player will miss out on £16million given he is leaving the club by mutual consent with his contract running until the summer.
Sporting and Chelsea are among the clubs linked with him, while talkSPORT host Simon Jordan has suggested Saudi Arabia-backed Newcastle.
Ronaldo begins his World Cup with Portugal on Thursday when the Euro 2016 winners take on Ghana.