UNEMPLOYED Cristiano Ronaldo is missing out on a staggering £71,000 a day at the World Cup after his contract was terminated by Manchester United.
The 37-year-old football icon angered United with an explosive sit-down interview with SunSport columnist and TalkTV co-star Piers Morgan.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo accused Man Utd of treason and criticized the lack of investment in the club’s infrastructure.
Current United figures like manager Erik ten Hag have been in the firing line, with Ronaldo admitting he doesn’t respect the Dutchman.
And former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney have also been criticized for their criticism.
Ronaldo got his wish to leave Old Trafford, albeit a few months late, after slamming the club, with United tearing up his £500,000-a-week contract.
The Portugal captain had seven months left on his deal, which is valued at around £71,000 a day, according to the Daily Mail.
Whether Ronaldo’s next move at club level during the World Cup will be revealed remains to be seen.
Euro 2016 winners Portugal are contesting Group H alongside Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.
Portugal play Ghana in the group opener on Thursday.
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If Ronaldo were to remain in the Premier League, he would be banned for two games and fined by the Football Association for throwing down an autistic fan’s phone.
The FA will officially announce Ronaldo’s punishment later this afternoon.
And they will also provide full written reasons for their decision to sanction.
Both Chelsea and Newcastle have been linked with a nosedive for the Portuguese legend.