Manchester United announced on Tuesday that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year contract with the English giants. United secured the signing of five-time Ballon d'Or winner for a initial fee of 15 million euros that could rise to 23 million euros ($27 million, 20 million pound), according to figures released by Juventus. The 36-year-old returns to the Red Devils almost a decade after he left the club to join Real Madrid.
This is for Sir Alex : Cristiano Ronaldo
After completing his return to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo said the club always had “a special place in my heart.” He said, “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.”
#RonaldoReturns started trending on Twitter when Manchester United confirmed that Ronaldo has joined the club. The Portuguese striker scored 118 goals for United in the 2007-08 season and won the Premier League Golden Boot. He also he helped the Red Devils win their last Champions League title in the same year. Fans went into a frenzy soon after the official announcement was made.
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Ronaldo could be available to Solskjaer for United's home game against Newcastle United on 11 September, which is the club's first match following the international break. Ronaldo wore the number seven shirt in his first stint at United. However, that number is currently held by Edinson Cavani. According to reports, Manchester United will ask the Premier League for special dispensation to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to wear the number 7 at the club as Premier League rules prevent a mid-season swap except in some circumstances.