Burnley boss Vincent Kompany couldn’t resist blatantly taking goal at Cristiano Ronaldo amid hypothesis about his subsequent transfer.

The 37-year-old striker is offered on a free switch after leaving Manchester United by mutual consent on Tuesday.

And the previous Manchester Metropolis defender Kompany, who appeared as a pundit on the BBC’s protection of France’s 4-1 World Cup win over Australia in Qatar, was requested if he would take him on a free switch to Burnley.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany could not resist cheekily taking goal at Cristiano Ronaldo

Smiling, he replied: ‘We’d like gamers who can run’.

The joke drew laughter within the studio from former gamers Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Didier Drogba.

Lineker then added: ‘He cannot even make the Burnley workforce? Absolutely not, I will not have that.

Ronaldo’s departure was mutually agreed, however Sportsmail can reveal that United didn’t pay any compensation for the remaining seven months of his £500,000-a-week contract at Outdated Trafford.

Manchester United have introduced that Cristiano Ronaldo has left the membership by mutual consent.

United’s legal professionals have been seeking to break it up ever since Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan aired in two components final week.

A brief assertion launched on Tuesday evening learn: “Cristiano Ronaldo will go away Manchester United by mutual consent, efficient instantly.

The membership thanks him for his immense contribution throughout two spells at Outdated Trafford, scoring 145 targets in 346 appearances, and needs him and his household all the most effective for the longer term.

Ronaldo criticized Erik ten Hag and the Glazer household, saying he was ‘betrayed’

“Everybody at Manchester United stays targeted on persevering with the workforce’s progress beneath Erik ten Hag and dealing collectively to realize success on the pitch.”

Ronaldo issued his personal assertion following the information, writing: “Following discussions with Manchester United, we’ve got mutually agreed to terminate our contract early.

I really like Manchester United and I really like the followers, that may by no means change. Nonetheless, it appears that evidently the time is true to search for a brand new problem.

“I want the workforce each success for the remainder of the season and for the longer term.”

Ronaldo (left) left his interview earlier than leaving for World Cup duties with Portugal.

Ronaldo’s place on the membership grew to become untenable after he criticized the membership, the Glazers, supervisor Erik ten Hag and his teammates within the interview.

United needed to barter with Ronaldo as rapidly as potential and it solely took him 4 days to point out him within the door.

Nonetheless, the membership was reluctant to become involved in an unseemly courtroom battle with the most effective gamers in its historical past.

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