Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford! Yes, you read it right. After a dramatic last few hours in the world of football transfer, the Portuguese skipper has officially completed his move from Juventus to Manchester United. After the footballer had bid goodbye to his teammates in Italy, he left Turin on a private jet.
This is when thing started to unfold with Manchester City confirming that they have dropped the idea of going ahead with the negotiations for signing Ronaldo. The doors were then clearly open for Manchester United to step in and get their former player and legend back at the club where he initially rose to fame under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Details of Ronaldo's contract at Man Utd
Cristiano Ronaldo was earning a mega salary of €31 million per year at Juventus. It was expected that he might have to take a wage cut in order to return to Man Utd. Considering the mutual respect that both the club and player share with each other, the negotiations were always expected to unfold in a smooth way without any major issues.
It did not take much time for Man Utd to submit an official contract proposal to Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes, which was accepted without any issues. Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a 2-year contract.
Ronaldo's career at Manchester United
The return of Portuguese footballer to Manchester United is undoubtedly one of the most fairytale stories in transfer history of all time. Ronaldo joined the Red Devils way back in 2003 and registered 118 goals in 292 appearances (across all competitions) before completing his dream move to Real Madrid in 2009.
The 36-year-old won numerous titles with the club under the leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson. The list of titles that Ronaldo won with Manchester United in his first tenure are as follows:
- Premier League: 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
- FA Cup: 2003–04
- Football League Cup: 2005–06, 2008–09
- FA Community Shield: 2007
- UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
In addition, he won various individual awards as well during his time at the Red Devils, notably winning the Premier League Golden Boot (2007-08), European Golden Shoe (2007-08) and Ballon d'Or (2008). He was also the Premier League 'Player of the season' for two consecutive seasons in 2006-07 and 2007-08. With such a rich history and legacy, Ronaldo will surely be looking forward for an exciting second chapter ahead.