The football world has released news that has the internet on fire. The iconic Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Manchester United.
According to the official statement, Man United are delighted to confirm that the club reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of the superstar player, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.
It is alleged that Ronaldo made the decision after speaking to longtime mentor, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“Not surprised that Cristiano is returning to United after speaking to Sir Alex Ferguson. When I interviewed him, his respect and admiration for ‘The Boss’ was off the charts. He’s been like a second father to him, especially since the sad early death of Cristiano’s dad,” Tweeted Piers Morgan.
“He’s been with us from the very start and we couldn’t be happier to have him back,” says the Manchester United Foundation on Twitter.
The club mentioned the ‘homecoming’ on Instagram, posting a collage of Ronaldo pics along with the caption, “Welcome Home.”
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The footballing legend is heading back to the club with a healthy history of 196 appearances, 84 goals, 34 assists, 1 Golden Boot, 2 Player of the Season’s, and 3 Premier League Titles.
🔴 CR7 makes his return to @ManUtd 🔴
👕 196 appearances
⚽️ 84 goals
🅰️ 34 assists
👟 1 Golden Boot
🤩 2 Player of the Season
🏆 3 #PL titles
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 27, 2021
Fans, the media, and some of the footballing world’s elite have all taken to social media to comment. David Beckham, former United player commented, “Wow 🔥welcome home 🔥.”
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) August 27, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: HERE WE GO! Done deal between Juventus and Man United on permanent move. Cristiano has accepted the contract proposal from Manchester United and he’s coming back. 🔴🇵🇹 #MUFC #Ronaldo
Medical to be scheduled soon.
CR7 IS BACK. Here we go. pic.twitter.com/WXfs3p6GFK
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021
Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.
United fans will surely be celebrating from the Mother City tonight!