Futbol superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Manchester United aka Old Trafford, where he blossomed as a soccer icon from 2003-09.
The Portugese star is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and has won over 30 major trophies during his career. Those include 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.
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Per reports, Ronaldo is very happy with the transfer from Juventus to Manchester United, which is still subject to personal and media terms.
In his first tenure for Man U, the legendary goal-scoring forward accounted for 119 goals and 69 assists in 292 games for the Red Devils.
“Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester,” said a United statement.
United’s announcement came after a dramatic 24-hours. Rivals and neighbors Manchester City were rumored to be one of the favorites to land the forward and some reports even suggested personal terms had already been discussed and reached between the two.
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However, Ronaldo opted to return to United where he spent six seasons and won three Premier League titles, one Champions League title, two League Cups, and one FA Cup – as well as the Fifa Club World Cup and Community Shield – under sir Alex Ferguson.
Due to strict travel amidst the COVID-19 pandemic Ronaldo won’t join his new/former team until he’s done with international duty for Portugal, otherwise he’d have to quarantine upon arrival.
There are a few players who decide where they play including Ronaldo, along with Lionel Messi, they are the exception in the sport.