In the wake of Ronaldo’s extensive interview with Morgan last week in which he slammed Erik ten Hag and United’s hierarchy, the club have terminated the forward’s deal which had seven months remaining and was worth in excess of £500,000 a week.
The decision means Ronaldo is now free to join a new club after the World Cup after failing to secure a move away from United in the summer.
Chelsea, Sporting CP and a switch to Major League Soccer have all been touted as possible destinations for Ronaldo this winter.
Tweeting after Ronaldo’s United exit was confirmed, Morgan posted a picture of the 37-year-old holding up an Arsenal shirt with his name and number on the back, along with the caption: ‘Time for Phase 2’.
Speaking to talkSPORT earlier this month, Morgan explained why he would bring Ronaldo into Arsenal’s squad with Mikel Arteta’s side currently topping the Premier League.
‘Gabriel Jesus needs a scoring partner next to him, and Jesus’ heat map is so outrageous,’ Morgan said.
‘He [Jesus] covers so much ground, actually what we [Arsenal] need is a fox in the box, a world class player with bags of experience, who has won everything, and to help us get over the line.
‘I can think of somebody – Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘I would take him for six-months in a heartbeat, and this idea of that Ronaldo can’t suddenly play football, I’m sorry, it’s laughable.’
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