Cristiano Ronaldo has become the undoing of Manchester United as he posted his new watch minutes before United confirmed the termination of his contract.
After his remarkable interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford was confirmed by the team, which said that they had mutually decided he would no longer play any part for United.
He announced his collaboration with Jacob & Co., a watch company that uses his image on the clockface for its designs, on Instagram minutes before the announcement.
One of those images features the Portuguese star leaping dramatically, like he did in February 2013 when he scored for Real Madrid in the Champions League, getting past the Man United defense.
Cristiano captioned the picture as follows: ‘I’m excited to announce my partnership with @jacobandco, one of the leading watch brands in the world. Today, we reveal our first watch collection that I co-designed with my dear friend @jacobarabo’.
When the Portuguese star, who returned to Manchester United last two summers, was fired, the message was published just before the club made the announcement.
Fans are divided on whether Ronaldo is a club legend or whether his power-driven interview last week damaged matters too much, leading to his departure from the Red Devils.
Prior to leaving the Red Devils for Real Madrid, where he won two LaLiga championships and four Champions League medals, he won three league championships with the Red Devils during his first stint with the team.
With the first round of group stage matches completed, Ronaldo is currently representing Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar. Their initial encounter against Ghana is the third of their four games on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United Legacy
Yes, it is undeniable that Ronaldo left the team on bad terms.
Many Red Devils fans are enraged beyond belief at his choice to conduct the interview and, in doing so, defy the organization and its leadership.
But we’re talking about Ronaldo here. One of the perks of being one of the best players of all time and one of United’s favorite sons is the freedom to express oneself.
As a result, even though many supporters will likely harbor some resentment toward him, his reputation at United will last forever.
Adding that there is one more item, aside his departure, that might slightly irritate United supporters…
Ronaldo’s New Wristwatch
Recently, images of Ronaldo’s eye-catching new watch have surfaced on social media.
The watch, designed by upscale company Jacob & Co., has a picture of Ronaldo heading in a memorable goal against the United team while at Real Madrid.
Although it is truly a beautiful artwork, if you happen to be a United supporter, it may just be another Ronaldo-centered aggravation to add to the collection.
There is no established price for the watch because it is personalized and unique.
Considering that many Jacob & Co. watches sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds, just think of how much an item featuring Ronaldo might fetch at auction.
Manchester United’s owners are considering selling as they look for additional funding
After a 17-year rule marked by fan protests and deteriorating on-field performance, Manchester United’s American owners may eventually decide to sell the club.
Reports have it that the Glazer family is getting ready to formally announce its plan to look for outside investment opportunities, which may include a full-blown sale of what is arguably the most famous football club in the entire world.
According to the statement, Manchester United’s owners have asked investment bankers to provide advice on the process, which is expected to involve a full or partial sale or a strategic alliance with third parties.
One of them suggested that a declaration outlining their objectives would happen soon.
As a result, Manchester United’s share price quickly increased by 17%, raising the club’s market capitalization by about $400 million, according to sports finance expert Kieran Maguire.
The disclosure of an assessment of financial options, which may include a selling process, would put an end to years of rumors about whether the Glazers might be convinced to sell a team that has suffered an almost continuous slide in football over the past ten years.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, United has not won the Premier League championship and has fired a string of managers.
More recently, the club has been involved in a legal battle with Cristiano Ronaldo after an interview in which he criticized the Glazers’ ownership style and questioned United’s desire.