Cristiano Ronaldo shook the world of football last week when he made a sensational return to Manchester United. “I’m back where I belong,” he said, dedicating his return home to mentor and former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
On Friday, after initially being linked with a move to Manchester City, the Portuguese star agreed to join Juventus from his former club for an initial fee of 15 million euros (8 12.85 million). It was a shock for United fans when they first heard of Ronaldo’s possible move to their city rivals, but in the end it all happened.
Ronaldo has agreed to a two-year deal that will extend his tenure at Old Trafford for another 12 months.
After completing his transfer, Ronaldo wrote a heartfelt message to him. Instagram. And shared it with the club with an old photo from his first season.
“Everyone who knows me knows about my never ending love for Manchester United. The years I spent at the club were amazing and the path we took was so great and amazing. The history of the provocative institution is written in gold letters, “he said.
“I can’t begin to express my feelings right now, because I see that my return to Old Trafford has been announced around the world.” In fact, news of the move has made headlines around the world.
He added: “It’s like a dream come true, after all the time when I went back to play against Manchester United and even as a rival, there was always such love for the fans at the stands. And felt honored. ” Ronaldo spent nine years with Spanish giants Real Madrid after leaving the Red Devils in 2009, and the last three seasons with Serie A side Juventus.
Before shouting at his former boss, he said, “These are exactly the 100 things that make dreams come true!” “I’m here! I’m back where I belong! Let’s present it again! PS – Sir Alex, this is for you …”
Ferguson is often credited with helping Ronaldo become one of the best players in history. It was with him that Ronaldo won his first UEFA Champions League trophy and the first of his five Ballon d’Ors.
According to BBCOli Gunnar Solskjیرr, currently in charge of Manchester United, has been silenced by the move. “You have run out of words to describe Cristiano. He is not only a great player but also a great man.” he said.
Ronaldo’s debut is likely to be on September 11, when United face Newcastle after an international break.