Casemiro is wishing the best to Cristiano Ronaldo following his exit from Manchester United, except in games in which they may face off in the near future.
United confirmed on Tuesday that a mutual agreement had been reached for the termination of Ronaldo’s contract, which was set to run until the end of the season.
A seismic interview with Piers Morgan, in which Ronaldo widely criticised the club and manager Erik ten Hag, ultimately spelt the end for the Portuguese star’s second spell at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo’s next destination is yet to be decided and Casemiro wished him success, apart from in potential games against United.
“I didn’t text him after that [interview],” the Brazil midfielder told a press conference on Saturday. “Cristiano is a very experienced guy, he knows what is good for his career.
“Of course, we are sad there at Manchester for a player leaving, even more one of the best in the world.
“He is already very experienced, right? He knows what is good for him. We, as friends, wish him all the luck, everything good in his life, except against me.”
Both Casemiro and Ronaldo are on duty representing their nations at the World Cup, enjoying victories against Serbia and Ghana respectively in their opening group matches.
Their campaign continues on Monday, when Brazil face Switzerland in Group G and Portugal tackle Uruguay in Group H.
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022