In what was one of the biggest moves in the ongoing summer transfer window, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Manchester United after a gap of 12 years, leaving Serie A giants Juventus. The Red Devils confirmed the news on Friday that they have agreed a deal to sign the 36-year-old star from the Bianconeri.
Ronaldo had earlier played at Manchester United from 2003 to 2009 before he moved to Real Madrid. In 2018, the Portuguese attacker joined Juventus but has ended his Turin stint after three years.
In a statement on their club website , United said: "Manchester United is delighted to confirm that the club has reached agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to agreement of personal terms, visa and medical.
"In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games. Everyone at the club looks forward to welcoming Cristiano back to Manchester."
The Manchester United fans, former players and the current crop of players were elated to the news of the superstar returning to Old Trafford. Players like Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Harry Maguire took to social media to express their joy.
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England international cricketers Sam Billings and Liam Livingstone who also ply their trade in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively were elated to see Ronaldo return to the Premier League.