The 36-year-old returned to his former club, Juventus, with the hopes of regaining the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United has been a warm welcome for him. According to the club, Cristiano Ronaldo, the world’s most famous Football player, has returned to Manchester United, which announced a deal with Juventus on Friday. Although Ronaldo’s terms and visa application have yet to be granted, this is merely a formality.
Before going to Real Madrid and Juventus, the Portuguese player rose to prominence at the north London club, winning his first Champions League and Ballon d’Or.
How was the deal secured?
According to its coach Massimiliano Allegri, Ronaldo, a 36-year-old, told Juventus that he wants to leave the Italian club.
According to Ronaldo’s agent, Manchester United’s rival, Manchester City, seemed ready to sign the attacker. The talks collapsed, however, and United slumped.
Ronaldo estimated transfer fees was to be around €25 million ($29.5 million) by the club that finished second in the Premier League in the United Kingdom last season.
“If you ask me, he is the best player of all time,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who played with Ronaldo during his first spell at the club, said.
What exactly has Ronaldo accomplished?
As a 17-year-old, he joined Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering Manchester United team in 2003 and soon ascended to international prominence. After winning the English Premier League, the Champions League, and his first Ballon d’Or. He went on to win the Ballon d’Or.
In Italy, however, he never replicated his success, failing to win the Champions League with Juventus. And eventually requesting a transfer with a year remaining on his contract.
Now, he is hoping for a sixth Ballon d’Or and another Champions League triumph. Manchester United with his previous team. However, he hopes to reclaim its glory days after failing to win any big trophies in recent years.