Ronaldo ‘overwhelmed’ as Man Utd complete signing and ecstatic Solskjaer hails ‘marvelous player & great human being’

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is returning to a club “that has always had a special place in my heart” after Manchester United completed the Portuguese star’s arrival back at Old Trafford. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ronaldo ‘overwhelmed’ as Man Utd complete signing and ecstatic Solskjaer hails ‘marvelous player & great human being’

Cristiano Ronaldo says he is returning to a club “that has always had a special place in my heart” after Manchester United completed the Portuguese star’s arrival back at Old Trafford.

United made a stunning swoop for the 36-year-old last week, announcing that Ronaldo would be coming back to the club where he became a superstar before leaving in 2009 to make more history at Real Madrid.

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Despite having a year remaining on his deal at Italian giants Juventus, the disgruntled Portuguese icon engineered a move away from Turin this summer and had initially been linked to the likes of Real, PSG, and – unthinkably for United fans – a potential link-up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

Ronaldo called time on his spell at Juventus. © Reuters

In the end, it was the Old Trafford club which captured the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is said to have completed his medical in Portugal on Monday.

After breaking the internet – including their own website – with their initial announcement last week, United confirmed the signing on Tuesday, including the news that CR7 would be joining on a two-year deal with the option of an extra year, which could mean he stays at United until he age of 39.