Cristiano Ronaldo takes final swipe at Manchester United with new watch

Cristiano Ronaldo takes final swipe at Manchester United with new watch: Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Manchester United with immediate effect, the English Premier League club announced on Tuesday, on November 22, 2022. In a brief statement, United said the decision, which comes a week after Ronaldo gave an explosive TV interview about his frustrations at the club, was made by mutual agreement.
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Cristiano Ronaldo may have left Manchester United – but his new watch appears to make one last dig at the Red Devils. 

Ronaldo has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following an interview that he gave with Piers Morgan in which he took aim at his employers and claimed that he felt "betrayed" by his treatment since returning to Old Trafford. 

Last summer, the Portuguese rejoined the club that he originally played for between 2003 and 2009, leaving Juventus to make his much-anticipated comeback to English football. He scored twice on his second debut at home to Newcastle United but shortly into his second spell at the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – his former team-mate and the manager who brought him back to the club – was sacked.

Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup 2022

The build-up to the World Cup has been dominated by talk of Cristiano Ronaldo's future, following a falling out with Manchester United (Image credit: Getty Images)

Now 37, Ronaldo has struggled to break into the team under new boss Erik ten Hag, with the Portuguese claiming that he does not "respect" his new manager. He also slammed some of the players at the club with a less-than-professional attitude – and claimed he does not regret the interview he made. 

On the same day as his split from United, however, Ronaldo chose to launch a new watch.

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Eagle-eyed fans though have noticed that CR7's goal against the Red Devils while at Real Madrid has been used as the basis of the clock face. Talk about rubbing salt into the wounds.

The launch of the watch follows Vincent Kompany trolling the forward in turn, claiming he wouldn't take him at Burnley because he "doesn't run".

The Jacob & Co watch retails at $145,000.

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