Gary Neville reacts to Manchester United’s decision to sack Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has reacted to Manchester United’s decision to terminate the contract of Cristiano Ronaldo following his interview with Piers Morgan.

Manchester United believe Ronaldo breached his contract with the club following his bombshell interview with Morgan that aired in full earlier this week.

Reacting on Twitter to United’s statement earlier on Friday, Neville wrote: “Sad that it’s come to a point where arguably United’s greatest ever talent is likely to be sacked.

“It didn’t need to be like this. A mature conversation a few weeks ago between ‘both parties’ could have secured a smooth exit.”

Should United successfully terminate Ronaldo’s deal without paying compensation, it would save the club in the region of £16 million.