Manchester United dedicated a brief 81-word farewell to forward Cristiano Ronaldo in their official programme for the Carabao Cup win over Burnley on Wednesday.

Ronaldo agreed a mutual termination of his contract at Old Trafford last month following a TV interview with Piers Morgan in which he heavily criticised the club’s manager, Erik ten Hag, and owners, the Glazer family.

United were back in action for the first time since the World Cup break — their first fixture since Ronaldo’s departure — as they earned a 2-0 win over Championship side Burnley to advance to the Carabao Cup quarterfinals.