Ronaldo returns to Man United

Cristiano Ronaldo in Old Trafford./COURTESY

Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Manchester United.

The former Juventus player’s transfer to Manchester United was finalized on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

“Manchester United is a club that has always had a special place in my heart, and I have been overwhelmed by all the messages I have received since the announcement on Friday. I cannot wait to play at Old Trafford in front of a full stadium and see all the fans again. I’m looking forward to joining up with the team after the international games, and I hope we have a very successful season ahead,” said the Portuguese national team captain.

Cristiano, a five-time Ballon D’or winner will be joining Manchester United on a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further year, subject to international clearance.

“You run out of words to describe Cristiano. He is not only a marvelous player but also a great human being. To have the desire and the ability to play at the top level for such a long period requires a very special person. I have no doubt that he will continue to impress us all and his experience will be so vital for the younger players in the squad. Ronaldo’s return demonstrates the unique appeal of this club and I am absolutely delighted he is coming home to where it all started,” said Manchester United boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

“Everybody knows what he brings. He’s already a legend in this club and he’s coming back, so obviously it’s huge for us, for the club. He’s going to bring his experience, his quality and obviously, when he comes the level goes up. We’re really pleased he’s coming… when he comes we keep this mentality of winning and keep winning.” said Paul Pogba.

Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw said the move has given the club a massive lift not just inside but also outside.

“Obviously it’s a big positive. He’s been one of the best players in the world for a number of years now. Everyone is excited for him to come in and not just learn off him but be able to play with him too,” said Shaw.

“It’s like a dream for all the Manchester United fans, for us. To have him back it is going to be great, you can feel in the atmosphere. Hopefully, he can bring something special as well to make the team even better. It’s great to have him,” said Goal Keeper David de Gea.