By Victor Kanayo
English Football Association has hit former Manchester United striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, with a fine of £50,000.
The FA also slammed the Portuguese star with a two-match ban on Wednesday November 23, 2022.
The punishment was due to an incident that occurred in April 2022 when Ronaldo smashed a fan’s phone at Goodison Park after Manchester United lost to Everton last season.
This comes just a day after it was announced that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had his contract with United terminated by mutual agreement following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan about the management of the club and the manager, Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo said the club had remained stagnant since Sir Alex Ferguson left back in 2013, adding that there was no growth whatsoever.
He also said he had no respect for Ten Hag cause the manager had no respect for him.
Also the owners of Man United, the Glazers, announced on Tuesday evening that they were putting the club up for sale and would be listening to offers.
According to The Mirror UK, the ban means that Ronaldo would be suspended for two games if he joins another Premier League club, with Chelsea and Newcastle both linked with a move for the 37-year-old.
Ronaldo will also lose out on £16million in wages at United.
He is presently in Qatar preparing for Portugal’s World Cup opening match against Ghana on Thursday.