Manchester United signs Cristiano Ronaldo as the legend returns home
The club legend has returned home with Manchester United fans breaking the internet across the world as their hero and former player will once again be seen at Old Trafford wearing the beloved red jersey of the club.
The Manchester-based club will play 15 million pounds to Juventus initially and 8 million pounds in bonuses as they completed their third major signing of the season after Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
For the past couple of days, neighborhood club and city rivals Manchester City was negotiating a move for the former Real Madrid forward after Harry Kane announced that he will be staying at Tottenham Hotspurs for another season.
The transfer was nudging along at a good pace until Friday morning when former club Manchester United got involved and hijacked the move. Countryman Bruno Fernandes along with Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand got on a phone call with Ronaldo to convince him to move back to the club he called home more than a decade back.
In his time with the Premier League club, the Portuguese player won three successive Premier League titles, two League Cups, a solitary FA Cup title, and a UEFA Champions League title as well before securing his dream move to Real Madrid.
With the Los Blancos, Ronaldo went on to win a couple of La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, two Copa del Ray titles, and three FIFA Club World Cups as well. Ronaldo scored 451 goals for the Madrid-based club in 438 matches becoming the all-time top-scorer for the club overtaking club legend Raul who has 323 goals.
CR7 has won 2 Serie A titles with Juventus, 2 Supercoppa Italia titles, and a solitary Coppa Italia title winning all three major European league titles in his career span.
Captain of Portugal, the forward has scored 127 goals in 213 appearances for his country winning the 2016 UEFA European Championship earning a major honor with his country as well after winning several titles with different clubs across Europe.
The five-time Balon d’Or won his first of the five honors with Manchester United back in 2007 and then was awarded the best player in the world on four more occasions in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017.
Back with United, Ronaldo would be aiming to win their first Premier League title in the post Sir Alex Ferguson era and would be hoping to win another UEFA Champions League title with the Red Devils as well.