London: Back to where he belongs! Yes, Portuguese superstar will be donning the Manchester United colours yet again in the English Premier League (EPL).
The club divulged the breaking news on Twitter. The Premier League outfit confirmed this news “Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.”
Speculations were rife of late on Ronaldo bidding adieu to Juventus. In fact, even the legendary striker joining Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City was doing the rounds. But in a very late development, the Portuguese captain chose nostalgia over everything to return to return to the club, which he had left 12 years ago to join Real Madrid.
United’s release further added, “Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won over 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy, and the European Championship for his native Portugal.”
In his first spell for Manchester United, Ronaldo had made a total of 292 appearances, scoring 118 goals. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who had once played alongside Ronaldo, was expectedly a happy man at the return of the star forward, “Cristiano is a legend of this club, he’s the greatest player of all time, if you ask me. We’ve always had a good communication. I know Bruno (Fernandes) has been talking to him as well. He knows what we feel about him. If he was ever going to move from Juventus, he knows that we’re here.”